Ted Cruz could lose his Senate seat in Texas because he isn’t “likable” enough but the Democrats’ “movement of hate” will not attract former Republican voters and a midterm “blue wave” is unlikely, Donald Trump’s budget chief told donors in remarks reported by the New York Times on Saturday.
The Times said it had obtained a recording of Mick Mulvaney and Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel speaking at a closed-door meeting in New York.
“There’s a very real possibility we will win a race for Senate in Florida and lose a race in Texas for Senate, OK?” Mulvaney was reported as saying. “I don’t think it’s likely, but it’s a possibility. How likeable is a candidate? That still counts.”
Cruz is a hardliner first elected in 2012 who finished second to Trump…