The midterm elections are only two weeks away and the race for Texas's open Senate seat couldn't be closer. Incumbent Republican Ted Cruz is fighting to hold on to his job, but a website bearing his name is benefitting his opponent, Democrat Beto O'Rourke.
Cruz, a firebrand Canadian-born conservative and former federal prosecutor seeking a second term, somehow overlooked purchasing tedcruz.com, which is now a pro-O'Rourke site.
The simply laid-out page one clear message: down with Cruz.
"In 2016 Ted Cruz said: 'We deserve leaders who stand for principle.'"
"VOTE AND SUPPORT BETO O'ROURKE!!!"
The site is drawing a lot of excitement.
The Twitterverse is urging voters to go to tedcruz.com to learn more about their favorite candidate.
Go to https://t.co/fMR2KVY5mj right now. Just do it.— Dana Goldberg (@Dana Goldberg) 1539831872.0
Good for Cruz, finally getting his name out there. He clearly has tons of fans.
Ted Cruz finally has his own website! A must visit https://t.co/VNhPj9R1CQ— Arche- (@Arche-) 1540316155.0
@dylanmsmitty even @tedcruz wants u 2 vote 4 BETO. Go 2 https://t.co/jGVxJJExBc & see it 4 urself.— Raz M Taz (@Raz M Taz) 1540306571.0
Go to https://t.co/UNJSEi05qe. I didn't do it!— Connie here-for-Outlander Sandlin (@Connie here-for-Outlander Sandlin) 1539899764.0
@_SJPeace_ @MFore6 Hey go to https://t.co/blGUcjm6C5 real quick!— Impeach before it’s too late (@Impeach before it’s too late) 1540080373.0
Ok, I've finally accepted the truth...yall win. https://t.co/PXxMfFbTPi https://t.co/wywvKg3uQB— tedrick holmes (@tedrick holmes) 1540316550.0
.. lol #TedCruz doesn’t even support #TedCruz 🤣🤣🤣🤣 #BetoForTexas https://t.co/Kl2KkrIP45— Lisa 🌟 (@Lisa 🌟) 1540241713.0
Go to https://t.co/kLH3EjfYSj before they delete it. 👇 https://t.co/5vsBPU5DLV— Shireen S. (@Shireen S.) 1539831985.0
STOP what you are doing and go to https://t.co/VRjXQXgcVx 🐸— Bryan Hardbarger 🌊 #ImpeachTrump (@Bryan Hardbarger 🌊 #ImpeachTrump) 1540300392.0
A MUST SEE FOLKS - go to https://t.co/DNMEgkwkns and see what he has to say!— nyli (@nyli) 1540243695.0
Whoever did this is wild 🤣🤣 https://t.co/nGB0PMVv66— Thomas Gomez (@Thomas Gomez) 1540240586.0
You'd think someone as adept as Cruz would have bought the domain matching his name. Nope.
@DGComedy That's what happens when you don't buy your own name as a domain. 😀😀😀— Trucking Through The Night 🌙 (@Trucking Through The Night 🌙) 1539832615.0
@John_the_L @DGComedy Wouldn't a smart political figure do that? 🤔— Gia Pet (@Gia Pet) 1539838008.0
@DGComedy @DiGepetto Brilliant!— Little Mary Sparkles🌊🌊🌊 (@Little Mary Sparkles🌊🌊🌊) 1539835304.0
@snorfel1 @DGComedy @DiGepetto I read a couple weeks ago that the URL and a couple more with his name on them were… https://t.co/dvH6hxp9PF— Angela Marx | 👠 #AllInForWarren (@Angela Marx | 👠 #AllInForWarren) 1539841448.0
@DGComedy @lauriebidaho Rookie mistake! Can't believe his campaign mgr didn't reserve the domain.— Call Your Reps Daily (@Call Your Reps Daily) 1539836734.0
@SherrynAdair @DGComedy @lauriebidaho His campaign manager probably doesn't like him either.— Mariblue (@Mariblue) 1539879423.0
@DGComedy @claudiasiegel Vote for Beto O'Rourke! - Ted Cruz— (((R.A. Roth Guzzles Impeachment Julips))) (@(((R.A. Roth Guzzles Impeachment Julips)))) 1539832905.0
O'Rourke knew what to do.
@ProblemChildFil @John_the_L @DGComedy Just to make sure, I typed in https://t.co/Gkwdh3timL It redirects to… https://t.co/zxTJSJpPZ0— Blue Texan (@Blue Texan) 1539839966.0
Sadly for poor Cruz, though, the URL was purchased in 2004, so he never stood a chance.
@AngieinWAState @snorfel1 @DGComedy @DiGepetto @BetoORourke that domain was purchased in 2004 - that's long term… https://t.co/nuOHldhIke— Kristen Bedard (@Kristen Bedard) 1539869797.0
Amazingly, Cruz is not the only public official that was not insulated by their people.
Earlier this month, brettkavanaugh.com was set up as a resource for survivors of sexual assault.
@DGComedy After that, go to https://t.co/3NXe1Yqwmq— Harris/Booker 2020 (@Harris/Booker 2020) 1539831976.0
And a couple weeks ago, President Donald Trump was spotted boarding Air Force one with toilet paper fluttering under the heel of his shoe.
Really really special.
For those of you wondering, yes, Cruz does have a real website.