Minutes into the debate, as Cruz accused O'Rourke of supporting a $10-a-barrel tax on oil, the El Paso congressman shot back that Cruz is "dishonest".
Cruz and O'Rourke wasted little time laying into each other in the final scheduled debate of a Texas Senate race that has become one of the country's hottest - even as polls suggest it may not stay close.
"It's why the President called him 'Lying Ted, ' and it's why the nickname stuck - because it's true", he said.
Cruz, who recent polls show is maintaining a high single-digits lead in the race against O'Rourke, shot back at his Democratic challenger.
The debate showcased differences over social media regulation to combat foreign interference in election - O'Rourke said he was open to it; Cruz was opposed - and a stark split on the Supreme Court and the potential for the reversal of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
O'Rourke used the nickname Trump gave Cruz during the 2016 Republican presidential campaign.
O'Rourke is trailing behind Cruz in the latest polls, despite his record-setting $38 million in campaign funds last quarter.
Cruz responded in kind, saying that, as a senator, O'Rourke would create a "partisan circus" by attempting to impeach Trump. No Democrat has won any of Texas' almost 30 statewide offices since 1994, the nation's longest political losing streak.
Still, Cruz has been a full-throated supporter of Trump's since they battled during the presidential race - and hopes that the joint appearance will assuage some conservatives around the state who were angered by the past animosity. "It's a campaign based on fear", O'Rourke said, "It's the same person who shut down the government of the United States of America for sixteen days, perhaps because he though too many people had too much healthcare".
"Every time there is a choice between left-wing national activists and the people of Texas, he goes with left-wing national activists", Cruz said.
"You want to talk about a shutdown?" He's going to make up positions and votes that I've never held, ' he said during the debate in a San Antonio television studio.
Cruz said O'Rourke was eager to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump that would lead to a partisan circus. You were all talk and no action.
O'Rourke criticized Trump for alienating trade partners like Canada and Mexico, and said his trade war is "hurting no state more than it's hurting Texas".
Cue a clip of Cruz declaring that "I'm a big fan of eating White Castle burgers".
I checked on BBC Sport for the stats and sure enough, England only had 27% possession, they had zero corners to Spain's 12. He has more caps than Harry Kane , more than Kyle Walker , more than Eric Dier , more than Danny Welbeck .
The ICC has, reportedly, been carrying on "direct and indirect investigations along with Sri Lanka Cricket's ACU". He later served on the Sri Lankan parliament from 2010-15, and became the national team's chairman of selectors.
Nov 3, 2009 - British price comparison site Foundem complains about Google's online search to the European Commission. The changes will apply on October 29 for all new smartphones and tablets sold in the EEA.
PM Modi pointed oil consuming countries like India face economic challenges and resource crunch due to rising crude oil prices. During his interaction, the Prime Minister highlighted the significant positioning of India in the oil and gas market.
Parents and clinicians should remember that this is a rare condition, affecting less than one in a million people, she said. Yet, experts still do not understand crucial aspects of the disease, including its origins and who is most at risk.
With this, Canada has become the second and largest country to legalise recreational marijuana, the first one being Uruguay . I'm not even going to smoke it. "I suspect they're not going to go gently into the night", he told AFP .
Cora said he has been concerned throughout the season about Red Sox signs being stolen. "Yeah we're thinking about it", Cora said. Like I said yesterday, this is more than us, it's about him and how he feels. "He had really five pitches working for him.
Senators voted 52-29 on a federal government bill back in June to pave the way for the legalization of recreational cannabis . Police, meanwhile, are scrambling to prepare for a predicted uptick in drug-impaired driving.
Moscow's conflict with Constantinople is thanks entirely to Ukraine . "It's an issue of Ukrainian statehood", he said. The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been under the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church since the late 1600s.
Chiefs/Bengals Flexed to Night Game on October 21st
The Chiefs are undefeated while the Bengals have a 4-1 record. - No impact on Thursday, Saturday or Monday night games. From there, any number of games can be moved, so that's where the bulk of the flex scheduling will come into play.