Ted Cruz had a contentious battle with Trump during the presidential election in 2016, but it looks like that is behind him now. Especially, when it counts.
Senator Ted Cruz, in a closer race for re-election than expected, told an audience Tuesday night that he's reached out to onetime rival, President Donald Trump, for help campaigning in Texas.
“I would certainly welcome his support, and I hope to see him in Texas,” Cruz said, according to the Houston Chronicle, which has been following the Senator's re-election campaign across the state. “I think we are likely to see the president down in Texas before the election.”
He added that, while "his relationship with the President has had 'its ups and downs'" that he has worked directly with Trump to pass items on the White House agenda through the Republican-controlled Senate. During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Trump personally insulted Cruz's wife, Heidi, and suggested Cruz's father was involved with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jr..
The president has been active on the campaign trail, most recently traveling to Ohio to campaign for Republican Troy Balderson, who held the seat for Republicans in a special election Democrats believed would be the first splash of a November "blue wave." Trump took credit for Balderson's win Wednesday morning on Twitter.