This week on Life, Liberty & Levin, Mark sat down with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to discuss the midterm elections.

The two zeroed-in on the closely watched race in Texas, between Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D).

O'Rourke has quickly risen in popularity, raking in a record $38 million in donations in the third quarter and leading some to label him a potential presidential contender.

Gingrich noted that Texas is a state "where liberal hearts get broken," and noted Wendy Davis' gubernatorial run in 2014.

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He added that there will be some "buyer's remorse" if O'Rourke loses, due to the amount of money he's raised.

"He started this race and in mid-summer had looked like he was gonna be a serious candidate," Gingrich said.

Cruz is "smart" and "effective," Gingrich also said, adding that the senator got down to basic issues facing his state.

"You know, gun control, right to life, balancing the budget, smaller government. The kind of things where left-wing Democrats don't do very well."

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