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- Ted Cruz held his results party in Texas at The Redneck Country Club
- Venue owned by Michael Berry, who called black teenagers 'jungle animals'
- Bar hosts blackface 'comedian' Shirley Q. Liquor, who mocks black women
- Cruz used the club as his campaign headquarters for Super Tuesday
- Texas senator won the Republican primary there with 43.4% of the vote
By Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
Published: 02:15 EST, 2 March 2016 | Updated: 04:00 EST, 2 March 2016
Ted Cruz held a Super Tuesday victory party at a club that has hosted a blackface 'comedian' and has a full-size replica of the Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee car.
Cruz, who won in Texas last night, used the Redneck Country Club in Stafford as his campaign headquarters, converting the bar into a victory party.
The bar was founded by controversial radio host Michael Berry, who once compared black teenagers to 'jungle animals' and has reportedly been friends with Cruz for two decades.
Ted Cruz held a Super Tuesday victory party in Texas at the Redneck Country Club, which is owned by Michael berry who once compared black teenagers to 'jungle animals'
The Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Texas, has hosted a blackface 'comedian' called Shirley Q. Liquor
Berry has come under fire in the past for derogatory comments about black people.
He has mocked black victims of gun violence in Chicago and once said 'the dirty little secret is black people don't believe that black lives matter'.
A regular so-called comedian at the Redneck Country Club is Shirley Q. Liquor, who portrays stereotypes of black women while sporting a blackface.
The club has a full-size replica of the Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee, including its Confederate flag emblazoned across the roof, Media Matters reported.
Berry has previously said the flag represents the 'heritage of the state'.
He has also claimed that most white people 'would like to get as far from black people as they possibly could and never have to see another black person'.
Shirley Q. Liquor portrays stereotypes of black women while sporting a blackface at the bar that hosted Cruz's campaign headquarters on Tuesday
Cruz held his party at the venue last night as he won the Republican primary in the Lone Star state - but some guests (bottom left) did not look so amused
Cruz, who is a senator in Texas, took 43.4 per cent of the vote, leaving Donald Trump and Marco Rubio in his wake
Cruz held his party at the venue last night as he won the Republican primary in the Lone Star state.
Cruz, who is a senator in Texas, took 43.4 per cent of the vote, leaving Donald Trump and Marco Rubio in his wake.
He also won in Oklahoma, but Trump took seven other states and Rubio won in Minnesota on Super Tuesday.
Cruz is emerging as the second-placed man in the race for the Republican nomination and said he is the only man who can beat Trump.
'Tonight was another decision point and the voters have spoken,' Cruz said. 'Tomorrow morning we have a choice.'
Cruz said that as long as the field was still 'divided' – with Rubio, John Kasich and Ben Carson still hanging on – 'Donald Trump's path to the nomination remains more likely and that would be a disaster for Republicans, for conservatives and for the nation'.
'And after tonight we have seen that our campaign is the only campaign that has beaten, that can beat and that will beat Donald Trump,' Cruz claimed.