Trump Cautions Cruz and Hawley Amidst Democratic Scrutiny in Texas and Missouri Senate Races: Exercise Caution

Former President Donald Trump maintains a posture akin to the presumed next leader of the United States.

In a recent post on Truth Social, he cautioned Senators Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas, suggesting that their 2024 reelection campaigns might pose more challenges than they anticipate.

The former president wrote: “So interesting that the Democrats are looking hard at the Senate races in both Missouri and Texas.”

Trump added: “Josh and Ted must be very careful, stranger things have happened!!!”

Despite past exchanges of criticisms between Sen. Cruz and Trump, the former President’s recent post seemed to offer amicable guidance, aimed at securing success in their reelection endeavors.

In July, Politico highlighted Senators Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, and Rick Scott as key targets for the DNC to flip in 2024, as reported by The Western Journal.

Democrat Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan, emphasizing incumbent retention, stated, “Hold the incumbents—that’s my main focus.”

According to Newsweek on Sunday, the 2024 election seems to favor Republicans, with Democrats defending 20 seats compared to Republicans defending 10. Additionally, the presence of three independent candidates—Bernie Sanders, Krysten Sinema, and Angus King—is expected to divert Democratic votes, potentially hindering DNC political objectives.

Democratic pollster Carly Cooperman has told Newsweek: “The 2024 Senate map… [is] going to be tough for Democrats and Manchin resigning makes it harder.”

Cooperman added: “Texas and Florida are the two opportunities Democrats have for picking up seats next cycle, but both of those races will be tough.”

Democratic leaders have observed that as of now, only one Republican Senator has announced retirement, while five Democratic Senators have declared they won’t seek reelection.