“Let me tell you right now: The left is going to show up,” Cruz said during his keynote address at the party’s Lincoln Reagan Dinner.

“They will crawl over broken glass in November to vote.”

Cruz also cited the Democrats’ behavior during President Trump’s first State of the Union address last month, saying their refusal to applaud and stand “underscores the political risk in November.”

Cruz’s likely Democratic opponent in November, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), outraised the Texas Republican in the final quarter of 2017.