AUSTIN (KXAN) — President Donald Trump says he will be holding a “major rally” to support Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who is running for reelection.
According to Trump’s tweet, he is “picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find” for an October rally.
“As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement,” Trump tweeted. “His opponent is a disaster for Texas – weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military and Vets.”
Cruz responded in a tweet, saying:
Terrific! Texas will be glad to see you. Working together, we’ve won major victories for the people of Texas: historic tax cuts, repealing job-killing regulations, rebuilding the military & confirming strong constitutionalist judges. And as a result, the Texas economy is booming!
Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running against Cruz in November. After the President’s tweet, he spoke to reporters after a campaign event Friday saying this tweet means he’s close with the Republican in the statewide race.
“The fact that Ted Cruz, who’s father was accused by the President of killing John Fitzgerald Kennedy, this President who’s made denigrating comments about his family, who’s personally attacked him, is coming to this state to try and save his election means the people of Texas are more than a match for the corporate spending, the political action committees, the special interests and the partisan politics,” O’Rourke told reporter.
Earlier this month, NBC News released a poll of Texas registered voters, showing Cruz leads O’Rourke by four points, much closer than expected.
Technically, the biggest stadium in Texas is Kyle Field in College Station, which has a capacity for 102,995, according to World Atlas. Darrel K. Royal Stadium can hold more than 100,000 people, and AT&T stadium in Dallas has a seating capacity of 80,000 which can be expanded to 100,000.