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  • Beto Campaign Sued For Allegedly Sending Unsolicited Text Messages

    10/20/2018 12:19:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | October 20, 2018 | Molly Prince
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act bans the use of “automated telephone equipment to send texts or calls to a person’s cellphone without their permission except for emergency purposes,” according to The Star-Telegram. This is not the first time O’Rourke’s campaign has faced backlash for claims of inappropriate use of text messages. The campaign came under fire in September for allegedly sending a text message to voters asking for “volunteers to help transport undocumented immigrants” to the polls, according to The New York Times.
  • Election Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference

    10/19/2018 2:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 19, 2018 | Lisa Hagen and Max Greenwood
    Small-dollar donors are playing an increasingly prominent role in bankrolling campaigns. Right now, Democratic candidates running for seats in the House and Senate appear to be reaping the biggest rewards from low-dollar donations. For example, In the race for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district, 43 percent of the individual contributions brought in by Democrat Randy Bryce between July 26 and Sept. 30 came from donations of $200 or less, his most recent FEC filings show. Meanwhile, only 17 percent of the individual contributions to his Republican opponent, Bryan Steil, were from small donors. More than 70 Democratic challengers in some of...

    10/19/2018 9:10:32 AM PDT · by DFG · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/19/2018 | Saagar Enjeti
    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox came out in support of Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, in a Thursday evening tweet. Fox served as the Mexican president from 2000 to 2006 and has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. The former Mexican president’s comments follow O’Rourke’s appearance at a CNN town hall Thursday evening and a debate with Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • New, More Appropriate Fake Latino Name for Irish Bob O'Rourke: "Nacho"

    10/19/2018 7:55:51 AM PDT · by Saveourcountry · 37 replies
    As in...."Nacho Senator"! LoL
  • VIDEO: Beto O’Rourke supporters can’t name any of his accomplishments

    10/19/2018 6:34:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 19, 2018 | Cabot Phillips
    With midterm elections right around the corner, people around the country are turning their eyes to high stakes races in states like Florida, West Virginia, and Nevada. Perhaps no race, though, has garnered more outside media attention than that of the Texas Senate election between incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke. “I honestly couldn’t point to anything. I’m not as educated as I would like to be.” While Cruz leads in most polls, O’Rourke has a decided lead amongst Millennials and college students.
  • Beto O'Rourke says he still supports impeaching Trump

    10/18/2018 7:52:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | October 18, 2018 | Eric Bradner
    Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke said at a CNN town hall Thursday night that he would still vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The El Paso congressman challenging Sen. Ted Cruz said that his position on impeachment hadn't changed, even as Cruz has used the issue to galvanize conservative voters against O'Rourke's campaign. Asked by CNN's Dana Bash if he had changed his mind after saying he'd vote to impeach Trump this summer, O'Rourke said, "I haven't." He pointed to the ongoing probe into whether Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia. "There may be an open question as to...
  • The Embarrassing Spectacle of Betomania

    10/18/2018 8:30:35 PM PDT · by TexasRosie · 29 replies
    Attention, journalists of America: Time is running out! You have under three weeks left to publish your last batch of over-the-top pre-election puff pieces on Texas Democrat/cross-country liberal sensation/wing-and-a-prayer Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke! It is here that we must face the difficult truth: Barring a GOP-related disaster of some sort, O’Rourke — he of that ineffable “cool factor” and “special sauce,” at least according to easily impressed columnists at the Washington Post — is likely to lose big. According to the latest polls, Senator Ted Cruz leads him by anywhere between seven and nine points. Tuesday’s debate between the two,...
  • Hollywood Publicist on O’Rourke: I Haven’t Seen LA This Excited About a Politician in Years (tr)

    10/18/2018 5:52:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 18, 2018 | David Rutz
    A top Hollywood publicist says the excitement in Los Angeles over Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke is at a level he hasn't seen for a national liberal politician in years. Danny Deraney, whose clientele has included A-listers like Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Madonna, told NBC News in another profile of O'Rourke that he has effectively swept the famously progressive town off its feet: Danny Deraney, a Hollywood publicist who has worked with celebrities like Justin Timberlake and Madonna, said he hasn't seen Los Angeles this excited about a national politician in years. "Barack Obama kind of swept everybody...
  • Chuck Todd Calls Beto O’Rourke the ‘Bobby Kennedy of Millennials’

    10/17/2018 4:05:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 17, 2018 | Scott Whitlock
    Todd prefaced his comments this way: “I want to play a quick montage. Beto O'Rourke, the Bobby Kennedy of millenials, decided to go negative.” . . CBS in early October hyped O’Rourke as a “rising star.” Sadly for journalists, the “rising star” is now losing by an average of seven points. Over on MSNBC, Wednesday, Eddie Glaude Jr predicted an O’Rourke victory, adding, “If not, then I'll just reach for my Jamieson bottle.”
  • Beto O'Rourke touts support from 'lifelong Republican' mom, but records show she has also [tr]

    10/17/2018 6:29:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | October 16, 2018 | Andrew Kaczynski and Christopher Massie
    On the campaign trail, Rep. Beto O'Rourke has cast his mother, Melissa O'Rourke, as a lifelong Republican. The Texas Democrat's comments serve a purpose: his Republican mother is the exact sort of voter he'll need to win over in order to defeat GOP Sen. Ted Cruz in the red state and become the first Democrat to win a Senate seat there for the first time since 1988. Tucked in a lengthy BuzzFeed News profile of O'Rourke in August, however, he himself acknowledged that his mother's politics were not as clear-cut as he lets on in his stump speech. "I introduce...
  • Anybody Watch the Ted Cruz - "Sham" O'Rourke Debate?

    10/16/2018 7:27:09 PM PDT · by Saveourcountry · 143 replies
    I could barely pay attention to what the commie was talking about with all of his fake Obama like gestures and Obama like speech pattern. Cruz mopped the floor with him. He is not ready to be a senator from a big state. He should move to a small liberal state. It was sad.
  • What About Redistribution of Wealth?: O'Rourke Knocked for Not Sharing Record $38M Haul With Dems

    10/16/2018 9:33:39 AM PDT · by gattaca · 30 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | October 16, 2018 | Fox News Insider
    Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) said Monday that he will not share any of the record $38 million his campaign raised in the third quarter of the year with other Democratic candidates.
  • Beto O'Rourke will not share $38 million he raised with other Dem Senate candidates

    10/15/2018 7:15:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) said Monday that he won't share the $38 million his campaign raised in the third quarter of the year with other Senate Democratic candidates. "No," O'Rourke told a reporter who asked if he would share the funds with candidates in tighter races, according to the Washington Examiner. "I'm focused on Texas. Most of our contributions have come from Texas. All of them have come from people. Not a dime from PACs," he said. O'Rourke added that he is honoring "the commitment that those who've contributed to this campaign have made to me." "If they want to...
  • Here's What Happens When A Liberal Tries To Ban Guns In Texas

    10/14/2018 6:15:45 AM PDT · by Saveourcountry · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 18, 2018 | Liz Wheeler
    This is good, ya'll!
  • Beto is as Phony as Barack

    10/13/2018 4:21:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | October 13, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    In 2008, the national news media swooned over the prospect of an African American President of the United States. The Democratic Party’s presidential nominee was freshman U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL). He was treated to kid glove treatment by the media. There were no hard questions and no real examination of his background. He vaulted into the Oval Office on the shoulders of an adoring press. He spouted the slogan “Hope and Change” and the media, Hollywood and millions of poorly informed American voters swooned. After ten long years, the Democratic Party has found a new Barack Obama. He is...
  • De Niro floats Beto O'Rourke as Trump challenger

    10/12/2018 2:08:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/18 | JUDY KURTZ
    “This Beto O’Rourke seems interesting,” De Niro told Bloomberg News on Thursday, when asked who would be the best replacement for Trump.
  • Four women in ‘voter fraud ring’ arrested. They targeted seniors on city’s north side

    10/12/2018 1:38:27 PM PDT · by tje · 59 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | October 12, 2018 |
    FORT WORTH Members of an organized voter fraud ring have been arrested and indicted on charges they targeted and, in one case stole, the votes of elderly voters on the city’s north side. Four people were arrested — Leticia Sanchez, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin, Maria Solis and Laura Parra — after being indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud, according to a statement from the Texas Attorney General’s Office. These people allegedly were paid to target older voters on the north side “in a scheme to generate a large number of mail ballots and then harvest those ballots for specific...
  • Despite Everyman Image, O'Rourke Is Even Wealthier Than Cruz

    10/11/2018 7:32:50 PM PDT · by LUV W · 45 replies
    The Odessa American ^ | October 11, 2018 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With an unassuming air and a black Toyota Tundra he says was "the first new vehicle I've ever purchased," Beto O'Rourke has campaigned thousands of miles across Texas and risen to national prominence on a workaday image that aligns with his politics, but not his personal finances. The son of a onetime Republican county judge and a longtime furniture store owner, the Democratic congressman from El Paso married into the family of one of his hometown's most prominent developers and has assembled real estate investments worth millions.
  • Ted Cruz declines, so challenger Beto O’Rourke gets an hour on national TV by himself

    10/09/2018 3:56:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 74 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | Anna Tinsley
    CNN is shining a light on three of the “most consequential races” in 2018 — including the Texas bid for U.S. Senate — through debates or town halls in the coming weeks. But Texans won’t get to see incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso face off in this series. “Sen. Ted Cruz (R) declined CNN’s invitation to participate in the town hall,” a CNN statement noted. So O’Rourke will be featured in a live, one-hour town hall with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash in South Texas on Oct. 18....
  • Can Beto do it?

    10/09/2018 10:37:29 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 80 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 7, 2018 | Ed Pilkington
    On a balmy night in Austin, against the backdrop of the glittering high-rises of the city’s booming downtown, Beto O’Rourke is laying out his audacious plan to change the face of Texas, and America. In front of him, packed into an open-air park, a largely young crowd of 40,000 is thrumming with scarcely contained glee. Even in the liberal bubble of Austin they have never experienced anything like this: a Democrat seriously in the running for a Senate seat, vying to topple Ted Cruz, the Tea Party fanatic whom even fellow Republicans call “Lucifer in the flesh”. “We are not...