On Monday's edition of The Chad Hasty Show, weekly guest Matt Mackowiak joined the broadcast to discuss the Republican primary elections for President, as well as the run-off race for District 19 Representative to replace retiring Randy Neugebauer in the U.S. House of Representatives.

While talking about the possibility of one of the other candidates being able to defeat front-runner Donald Trump, Mackowiak said of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, "At the end of the day he wants to be the finalist against Trump. He wants to coalesce the non-Trump vote behind him. If he's able to do that, he has a chance certainly to beat Trump."

Mackowiak, while discussing the U.S. House of Representatives run-off race between Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson and Jodey Arrington in District 19, said,

Look, you don't go negative. If you have the most money and you're the candidate who's in first place, you don't go negative from a position of strength. You go negative from a position of weakness, from a belief that you can't win without going negative. So I think that's fairly telling for Robertson. It tells me that his support if fairly soft, and that he feels like he sort of has to make his competitors unacceptable. And that's risky business. Anytime you go negative, it always hurts you. And so if you don't do it well, it could hurt you more than the person you're attacking.

Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the video above.

Matt Mackowiak is a political commentator, syndicated columnist, and is the co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas.

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