O'Rourke also led his opponents in the Democrat primary by nearly 40-percent, receiving roughly 600,000 votes.
Cruz won 85 percent of the vote in the Republican primary on Tuesday. Cruz will have his seat threatened by Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke, and already, Cruz is grasping at straws to discredit his competition.
"There is no doubt the extreme left, right now, is energized. The early vote numbers were quite good for Democrats, but at the end of the night, I was very gratified to win over 85 percent of the vote, to win 1.3 million votes, which is more than double what my Democratic opponent got". He said Texas voters were far more interested in discussing jobs, health care and immigration.
"In terms of the jingle, some of it is just have a sense of humor", Cruz told Cuomo Wednesday.
O'Rourke, however, declined to respond to Cruz's name-calling. "First of all, you didn't like that dirty pool when you were running for president and the president called you "Lyin" Ted, ' you didn't like that kind of tactic", he said. Wendy Davis' primary performance on the border in 2014, during her bid for governor. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott crushed her in the general election that year, winning by more than 20 points, and Cruz said her issues with Texans were presaged by her primary results.
"But the biggest crime of this song isn't the hypocrisy or the lyrics", Colbert said. But as pointed out by Chris Cuomo, Cruz himself goes by Ted although his name is actually Rafael.