Why Rafael Cruz goes by Ted and Robert O’Rourke by Beto
Reader tweets reminded us that Texas voters choose in November between U.S. Senate nominees who don’t go by their given first names.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz seeks a second term against Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who represents El Paso in the U.S. House.
That is, Rafael Edward Cruz faces Robert Francis O’Rourke.
Each candidate has offered his own accounting for the first name he goes by. Read our full recap here.