Here’s the Most Memorable Moment of the First Texas Senate Debate

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If you wanted to summarize Friday’s Texas Senate debate between Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in just one exchange, it would probably be the last one. Just before closing statements, at the end of an often-contentious 50 minutes, the moderators from the Dallas Morning News and NBC’s Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate asked each candidate to say something nice about the other.
O’Rourke said he believed Cruz was working sincerely to make the world better for his young kids. Here’s Cruz’s response:

What does @TedCruz admire about @BetoORourke?
“I think Congressman O’Rourke is passionate, energetic.”
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— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) September 21, 2018

“True to form.”
The next debate is on September 30th in Houston.