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Campaign Uses Trump Tweets Against Cruz

Parkland survivor David Hogg helped Texans raise funds to remind Texans of Trump's taunts
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2018 3:09 AM CDT
A mock-up of a proposed anti-Cruz billboard.   (GoFundMe)
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(Newser) – There's been a lot of water under the bridge since Donald Trump and Ted Cruz were battling it out for the Republican nomination—but David Hogg is among those trying to make sure people remember the clash. The Parkland school shooting survivor has helped activists in Texas raise thousands of dollars for a mobile billboard reminding Texans of some of Trump's anti-Cruz tweets from 2016, reports USA Today. "Why would the people of Texas support Ted Cruz when he has accomplished absolutely nothing for them. He is another all talk, no action pol!" reads one tweet from Trump, who nicknamed the senator "Lyin' Ted."

A GoFundMe fundraiser for the billboard was started by activist Antonio Arellano after Trump promised to support Cruz against Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke, the Washington Post reports. "I'm picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find" for a pro-Cruz rally in October, Trump tweeted Friday, giving his former rival his "full and total Endorsement." Arellano says the fundraiser quickly surpassed its $6,000 goal and they stopped accepting donations when it hit $9,760. The activists hope to have the billboard on the road within two weeks. (O'Rourke's days in a '90s punk band have helped raise his profile in the surprisingly competitive race.)

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