Former Cruz Spox: It’s ‘Possible’ Ted Cruz Could Lose His Seat By Nicole Lafond | September 10, 2018 7:02 am JOIN TPM FOR JUST $1 JUST NOW: Former Communications Director for Ted Cruz, @rickwtyler, says it is "possible" Cruz could lose his Senate seat. "This should be a 10 to 15 point race and it's not" pic.twitter.com/AoQQV6KTQy — Kasie DC (@KasieDC) September 10, 2018 Nicole Lafond (@Nicole_Lafond) is a senior newswriter for TPM based in New York. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and previously worked as an education reporter at The News-Gazette in Champaign, Illinois. Have a tip? Send it Here!