Gutierrez: Texans face real neglect under Ted Cruz’s failed leadership
For Immediate Release: August 27, 2023
TEXAS – This past week, Uvalde Senator Roland Gutierrez rallied Democrats in Bexar, Guadalupe, Kendall and Hays Counties. The Central Texas stops mark an aggressive 50 days on the road visiting West Texas, Rio Grande Valley, the Gulf Coast, and North Texas.
Senator Roland Gutierrez announced his run for U.S. Senate in July.
“I’m running to fight a broken system that’s leaving Texans behind. Our people are hurting and we are tired of being neglected by Ted Cruz and Republicans like him.” said Senator Roland Gutierrez.
Roland Gutierrez is the first major Latino candidate to take on Ted Cruz. An unpopular Senator at home and in Washington, Cruz is one of the GOP’s most vulnerable seats, delivering the worst Republican general election performance since 1996 and narrowly escaping defeat. A June 2023 UT Austin poll shows Cruz has a very low 34% favorability rating with Independent voters.
“Texans are fed up with a failed system that has us begging for scraps, while Ted Cruz lines the pockets of his millionaire donors. Never forget that while we suffered and 800 Texans died in the winter storm, Cruz flew off to the warm beaches of Cancún. It shouldn’t be this tough to make progress. Texans work hard every day, it’s time they had a U.S. Senator that worked hard for them.”
“Cruz doesn’t deserve another term. He has neglected Texas and has failed to work hard for the people of our state. While Ted Cruz is off running his mouth on some podcast, I’ll be here on the ground, fighting tooth and nail to build a Texas that genuinely works for its people.”
Roland Gutierrez will join Labor Day events across the state before the start of the Ken Paxton trial.