Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is a grown man who wants to abolish the IRS. He also thinks birth control "induces abortions" and plays to his party's ugliest impulses when it comes to same-sex marriage, climate change, and countries where lots of Muslims live.
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The two candidates were battling for some of the most fertile soil in Silicon Valley: A congressional district that’s home to tech megacorps like Apple, eBay, Intel, Yahoo, and AMD. And the press was heralding it as a clash of political cultures: the first time that Silicon Valley was fronting its own candidate to take on the Bay Area’s powerful liberal Democratic Party machine.
When I first covered the Congressional race between Mike Honda vs Ro Khanna last February, the drama was fairly straightforward: A popular old school Democratic incumbent being challenged from within his own party by a young upstart with the backing of the richest and most powerful plutocrats in Silicon Valley.
SAN FRANCISCO—There's a political fight brewing in the heart of Silicon Valley, pitting old school liberal Congressman Mike Honda against a young tech-backed candidate who's gunning for the elderly man's Congressional seat.