Cruz won 85 percent of the vote in the Republican primary on Tuesday.
"You didn't like that dirty pull when you were running for president, and [Donald Trump] called you "lyin" Ted, '" said Cuomo, who also pointed out the obvious fact that Cruz goes by "Ted" instead of his first name, Rafael.
Cruz said O'Rourke was "running hard to the left" by embracing positions like open borders, amnesty and undermining the Second Amendment.
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"Texas might be feeling the Beto-mentum, because so far this year, O'Rourke out-raised Ted Cruz by $1.5 million-and that has gotten Ted Cruz serious about this race", Colbert continued. But Cruz still has more money overall, with a campaign war chest worth $7.3 million compared to O'Rourke's $4.6 million. GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day HHS official put on leave amid probe into social media posts Trump, Pence to address CPAC this week MORE says the conservative Republican is a moderate by the standards of his home state of Texas. But, he said, the jingle was just about "having a sense of humor", and that he "had fun with it".
Ted Cruz's real name is Rafael Edward Cruz.
"If you're gonna run in Texas, you can't run as a liberal man", his jingle intoned. That said, it came to Colbert to do his own version of this parody song in response to Cruz.