by Garrett Frisk
Senator Ted Cruz has long been an enemy of Democrats. Ever since his 2016 presidential run catapulted him into national fame, the Texas Republican has faced enmity from foes across the political spectrum. Heading into 2024, Cruz is favored to keep his seat, despite his razor-thin victory over Democratic favorite Beto O'Rourke in 2018. However, with a dearth of offensive targets in the senate, Democrats are certain to launch a serious effort to unseat the two-term Republican. A long list of Democrats have been mentioned as potential candidates by the media, chief among then being U.S. Representative Colin Allred, who has reportedly been considering a Senate campaign for months. But as others deliberate from the sidelines, four ambitious Democrats have already thrown their hat in the ring to challenge Cruz.
Heli Rodriguez Prilliman, a tech entrepreneur from Fort Worth, is one of them. Her campaign website can be found here. Another Democrat, nonprofit founder Tracy Andrus, joined the race in late March. Andrus resides in Marshall, the seat of Harrison County. His website can be found here. Financial planner John Love III began his campaign in 2021 after previously running for U.S. Senate in 2020 and failing to make the primary ballot. The Democrat previously served as city councilor and mayor pro tempore in the town of Midland, part of the Permian Basin. His website can be found here. Accountant and coffee shop owner Aaron Arguijo of San Antonio is the final Democrat currently in the race. His campaign Twitter can be found here. There is also a Republican running against Cruz, farmer Josiah Ingalls. Ingalls lives in Cedar Creek, an unincorporated community in Bastrop County. His website can be found here.