There could also be political considerations.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his wife Gene do not seem to have donated money to Cruz's campaigns. Nor did they contribute to Trump's presidential run, though a partnership with Jones Trump's inauguration brought in a million dollars.
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair meanwhile donated $ 7,500 to Cruz's first Senate run and then gave $ 500,000 to a Super PAC, the Cruz & # 39; Presidential election supported. He also gave $ 449,000 to the Trump Victory Joint Fundraising Committee, while contributing $ 1 million to Trump's inauguration.
Both owners have generally relied on Trump in the debate over NFL players during the national anthem.
Some recent polls show a dead heat. Others show the incumbent a small edge. But the race is just starting to heat up and Cruz and his allies are knocking off O'Rourke's image of merry bipartisanship.
The state of GOP has beaten the challenger in recent days, highlighting his days as a punk rocker and two arrests two decades ago that did not lead to convictions. Cruz portrayed him as a radical leftist and insulted him for defending NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to draw attention to racially-stained shootings.
Texas voters are just slightly more attached to Trump than voters nationwide. Trump defeated Democrats Hillary Clinton in Texas with 9 percentage points ̵
But as Cruz argues, Senate competition may depend on turnout and enthusiasm, and the Senator will benefit
It was not until Tuesday that the Cruz campaign attempted to stamp news pointing to Cruz seeking help from Trump even though he said on 6th August that he would do that, he would "welcome" this support and talk about it with Trump.
"We have not submitted a formal request for a rally or event, but Senator Cruz and President Trump often talk about the political landscape in Texas and how the president can be helpful," said Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe in a statement of the campaign on Tuesday.