Texas GOP Senate candidate Ted CruzTed CruzFunding bill rejected as shutdown nears Cruz: Clinton 'tired' and 'formulaic' during debate The Trail 2016: Fight night MORE cautioned Sunday that Republicans should stay focused on economic issues if they sought to win in November, saying they would lose if they engaged in a “battle of personalities.”
In an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Cruz praised the selection of Rep. Paul RyanPaul Ryan GOP lawmakers give Trump bad reviews on debate performance Team Trump: Debate won’t move needle in race for White House GOP rebuffs call to uphold Obama veto MORE (R-Wis.) to the GOP ticket, saying he would ensure the “presidential race focuses on issues.”
“The terrific impact of Paul Ryan is for the next three months we're going to be talking about economic issues, about how to get the 23 million Americans that are out of work back to work, and I think that is great going into this,” he added.
The former Texas solicitor general and Tea Party favorite scored in upset victory in that state’s Republican primary last month, defeating state Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
Cruz is widely favored to win his November Senate race in the GOP-strong state.