Pop singer Beyonce lends star power to Texas Democrat O'Rourke

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With such a close race, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert borrowed one of the shrewdest political minds from Conan and sent him down south to cover the campaign trail.

O'Rourke mostly laughed off the encounter.

Lindsey Graham, a fellow Republican senator, said: "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you".

Cruz tied himself to Trump in the final days of the campaign, inviting the president for a major rally in Texas.

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"This was an election about hope and about the future, and the people of Texas rendered a verdict that we want a future with more jobs and more security and more freedom", Cruz told supporters after defeating O'Rourke.

"Does it concern you that half your base thinks they can vote for you through Instagram?" he asked.

The last time we saw Triumph the Insult Comic Dog in action, in a 2016 Election special from back when we thought that comedy mattered, he was lamenting the fact that he couldn't get an interview with Ted Cruz.

Cruz led O'Rourke 50.9 to 48.4 percent with 81 percent of precincts reporting.

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"What do you have that Ted Cruz doesn't have?"

'I love the way you are anybody but Ted Cruz, ' Triumph, as played by Colbert's former colleague Robert Smigel, told O'Rourke during their interview.

And Republican durability in states across the country, in an election expected to deliver a rebuke to Donald Trump, shows the party is doing something right in voters' eyes. "See, because he's a ugly fish monster". "I'm not 'overwhelming scientific evidence of global warming'". "Is that covered under the GOP healthcare plan?" Triumph jokingly suggests that voters of color should "act more white" by dropping The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel into conversation, and mentioning Ed Sheeran as much as possible. "I support spaying and neutering", Triumph shot back. Triumph asks when he finally has a brief audience with Cruz.

Triumph buttonholed Cruz, who came with a zinger, telling the comic dog puppet, "Just remember, it was the Dems that took you into the vets to get fixed".

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