Activists in Texas have raised thousands of dollars to place an anti-Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMore than 10,000 migrants await processing under bridge in Texas Senators slow Biden with holds at Pentagon, State The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Schumer: Dem unity will happen eventually; Newsom prevails MORE (R-Texas) billboard in the state.
A GoFundMe page organized by USA Latinx, a political group focused on supporting Latinx candidates, topped its $6,000 fundraising goal, raising nearly $10,000 in less than 24 hours.
Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg and Claude Taylor, the chairman of the liberal Mad Dog PAC, helped promote the effort on social media.
“President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE will be campaigning to help Sen. Ted Cruz win his re-election,” the page reads. “A rally is being planned, according to Trump ‘at the biggest stadium in Texas.’ We are planning to display the presidents own words about Cruz from 2016 on a mobile billboard, to remind Texans of the truth.”
The proposed sign will feature a February 2016 tweet from Trump criticizing Cruz as an “all talk, no action” politician.
“Why would the people of Texas support Ted Cruz when he has accomplished absolutely nothing for them,” Trump's tweet reads. “He is another all talk, no action pol!”
Trump, two years after a fierce presidential primary battle with Cruz, has committed to campaigning for the senator in his tougher-than-anticipated Senate race against Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas).
On Friday, the president tweeted that he would be holding a “major rally” for Cruz next month. Several recent polls have shown Cruz and O’Rourke in a dead heat, though the deep-red state has not elected a Democrat to the Senate in three decades.
Mad Dog PAC primarily raises money to fund political billboards, and has been behind a number of anti-Trump signs all over the country in recent months.
— This article was updated on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 10:36 a.m. to reflect that USA Latinx was the organizer of the GoFundMe campaign.