The battle began on Tuesday, when King offered a hearty endorsement to Cruz’s rival, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas):
Cruz clapped back on Wednesday with a post referencing several King characters:
King let that one slide ― but the motorcycle enthusiast wasn’t going to let the limo dig cruise by:
King said last month he’s been a Harley rider for nearly 40 years.
In addition, his 1981 novel Cujo ― which Cruz referenced ― was inspired by a 1977 motorcycle incident.
He took his bike to a mechanic, and was greeted by a growling Saint Bernard.
His website notes:
“And I was retreating, and wishing that I was not on my motorcycle, when the guy said, ‘Don’t worry. He don’t bite.’ And so I reached out to pet him, and the dog started to go for me. And the guy walked over and said, ‘Down Gonzo,’ or whatever the dog’s name was and gave him this huge whack on the rump, and the dog yelped and sat down. The guy said, ‘Gonzo never done that before. I guess he don’t like your face.’”