Cruz, O'Rourke Meet for Their Final Debate Before Early Voting

What is probably the final segment of the Ted and Beto show will take place in San Antonio as Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Democrat Congressman Beto O'Rourke hold their final debate tonight at the TEGNA-TV studios, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Both candidates have rallies set before and after the 8PM debate, and O'Rourke was in San Antonio last night, speaking to supporters on the city's west side.

The debate comes as the latest poll shows Cruz with not only a 9 percentage point lead, but with almost no undecided voters and with almost all of the Cruz supporters calling themselves 'finalized' in their decision to support the Republican.

Experts say that means Cruz' main job is to convince his backers to show up at the polls.  A major Cruz 'get out the vote' rally is set for Monday night at NRG Arena in Houston, which will be hosted by President Trump.

Cruz is expected to hammer O'Rourke as an untrustworthy 'socialist' liberal, as he did in their first debate in Dallas.  A planned second debate set for Houston was cancelled due to Cruz' responsibilities on the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Brtt Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings.

O'Rourke is expected to try to maintain a 'statesmanlike' posture and is likely to tout some of his Libertarian-leaning positions which could resonate with some Republicans, like ending the War on Drugs.  He will also urge Democrat and independent turnout for his campaign.

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