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Cruz Fundraising Looks Like Court Summons

Both the Republican and Democrat and Beto O’Rourke are appealing uniquely to Hispanics.

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Zach C. Cohen
May 30, 2018, 10:52 a.m.

Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R) campaign sent a fundraising letter to 50,000 San Antonio homes “in envelopes marked ‘Summons Enclosed — Open Immediately,’ suggesting they could contain court appearance orders.” A Cruz spokeswoman “called such mailers ‘effective and critical to identifying and engaging our supporters.’”

“The San Antonio Express News’ editorial board has criticized the mailer as looking ‘like a legal threat.’” (AP)

BORDER-LINE CALLS. Cruz and Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) have “unique—even peculiar—connections to a Hispanic community that many see as the future of Texas politics. O’Rourke is white but has spent most his life on the Texas-Mexico border and has imbued himself with Hispanic culture, while Cruz is a Cuban-American from Houston whose political career is not as often closely associated with his Hispanic identity. The ways in which the two candidates’ unique relationships with the Hispanic community have already intersected in the high-profile race are numerous.” (Texas Tribune)

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