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Cruz Allies Make TV Ad Buys in Senate Race

A group supporting Senator Ted Cruz's campaign for re-election has announced a television ad buy expected to hit the airwaves next month.

According to the Texas Tribune, it was disclosed this week that Texans Are, a Super PAC supporting Cruz's bid for re-election, has announced a $750,000 ad buy in three markets in Texas. Television ads are expected to hit the airwaves in September in the Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Waco markets. Other markets may also be added soon after and the same group is reportedly planning on making radio and internet ad buys to accompany the television spots.

The announcement comes less than a week since Cruz's campaign hit the airwaves with a positive ad for Cruz and three negative ads attacking Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke. One of the ads, which hit O'Rourke on drug-related issues, is being aired in the Lubbock area.

O'Rourke and Libertarian Neal Dikeman's campaigns have not yet begun airing television ads. It is unclear when either campaign plans to hit the airwaves in the state.

Voters will decide this race in November.

Ted Cruz  Photo by Cruz Campaign

Ted Cruz

Photo by Cruz Campaign

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