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  • O'Rourke's Senate bid raises whopping $10.4M in second fundraising quarter

    07/11/2018 9:07:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) has reportedly raised more than $10.4 million over the past three months, placing him second among the top fundraisers this election season. O’Rourke, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), told his followers in a video posted to Twitter that his campaign raised the enormous sum with 215,714 individual contributions. The average donation was $33 over the past three months, he said. “In the last three months, all of us together, without PACs [political action committees] or corporations, or special interests, have raised more than $10.4 million,” O’Rourke said. “That comes from 215,714 individual contributors,...
  • Variety Reveals Beto O'Rourke Treks to Hollywood for Campaign Cash

    07/10/2018 6:08:43 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 10, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    What's the matter with you, Variety magazine? I know you cover show business, but you're also a liberal publication so why would you want to kill the U.S. Senate campaign of Democrat Robert (Beto) O'Rourke in Texas by publishing about his treks to Hollywood to raise campaign money. Such methods of campaign financing are not exactly popular in the Lone Star State as witness what happened to another liberal Democrat, Wendy Davis, who used Hollywood cash in a failed attempt to become governor. What should have been kept under the radar to help O'Rourke was foolishly revealed by Ted Johnson of...
  • Democrats break with left on ICE

    07/10/2018 3:38:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jordain Carney - 07/10/18 | Jordain Carney - 07/10/18
    Senate Democratic candidates are breaking with progressives who are calling for the abolishment of ICE. The push to nix Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has gained steam among the party’s resurgent liberal base in response President Trump’s immigration policies that led to the separation of thousands of immigrant families along the U.S.-Mexico border. House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brought the issue into the national spotlight with her shocking defeat of Rep. Joseph Crowley (D) in last month’s New York primary. And some of the party’s 2020 presidential hopefuls, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), have rallied behind the...
  • Beto-mania Sweeps Texas

    07/09/2018 6:12:52 AM PDT · by upchuck · 115 replies
    Politico ^ | July 9, 2018 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Beto O’Rourke is running to replace Ted Cruz. Literally. Sweat pours off his lean, 6’ 4”-frame as the El Paso Democrat jogs along the southern bank of the Trinity River surrounded by 300-odd supporters and curious voters jogging along with him. Incredibly, they have shown up at 8 a.m. on a Sunday to join him for a double shot of politics and cardio. In between panting breaths, O’Rourke explains to me the origins of this novel campaign event, which has him running several miles under the Texas sun, stopping in the middle to take questions and lingering at the end...
  • Dem Poll: Texas Senate race in the single digits

    06/19/2018 10:47:05 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 46 replies
    McClatchy ^ | June 15, 2018 | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Sen. Ted Cruz leads Democrat Beto O’Rourke 49 to 43 percent in a new poll conducted for one of O’Rourke’s Democratic allies. The new poll was conducted by the Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, on behalf of a group that advocates for campaign finance reform, End Citizens United. [...] Greenberg Quinlan Rosner surveyed 1,000 likely voters between May 29 and June 5. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent. It included supplemental oversamples of likely voters in the Austin and San Antonio media markets to gain addition data on voters in those areas. The...
  • Blue Wave Check: Cruz Now Up Double Digits Over Beto In Quinnipiac

    05/31/2018 8:04:03 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 31 May 2018 | Ed Morrisey
    The big blue wave may have already crested, according to numbers coming out of Texas today in a US Senate race that has attracted a lot of media attention. Democrat Beto O’Rourke has been boosted as the kind of Democrat who can compete in deep-red states like Texas in his challenge to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. And for a while, that looked like it might be true; an early April poll from Quinnipiac had the race within the margin of error. So what happened? Quinnipiac cites a “nationwide Republican mini-move” over the last few weeks, thanks in part to...
  • Although now an insider, Ted Cruz campaigns like an outsider in Texas Senate race

    05/01/2018 12:21:49 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 32 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Apr 25, 2018 | John C Moritz
    STAFFORD, Texas – As Ted Cruz took the stage at a dance hall called the Redneck Country Club and talked about his boyhood worship of such Texas legends as Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, Stephen Willeford watched with a smile from beneath the brim of his black cowboy hat.At the beer joint just outside of Houston, Texas’ junior U.S. senator now in a high-stakes battle for a second term, was charming a nighttime audience of about 800 with ready-made applause lines defending gun rights and castigating Obamacare when he pointed out that Texas still has its share of heroes in...
  • Beto O'Rourke wants Spanish-language debates with Ted Cruz

    05/01/2018 10:59:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/01/18 | Luis Sanchez
    Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) challenged Sen. Ted Cruz (R) to six debates — including two in Spanish — the Texas Tribune reported. O’Rourke’s campaign manager sent the proposal to Cruz’s senior staff last week, according to the Tribune. Cruz has said in the past he is open to debating O’Rourke and his campaign is currently exploring its options, according to the Tribune. Etc...
  • Beto O'Rourke Says Ted Cruz and Donald Trump "Want You to Be Afraid of Mexicans

    04/04/2018 12:48:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies ^ | 04/04/2018 | Abby Livington
    U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, lit into U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and President Donald Trump during an interview in Waco on Tuesday, suggesting the two Republicans were inciting fear in Texas voters. "Let me tell you what the president and our junior senator are doing right now," he said at an event hosted by The Texas Tribune. O'Rourke was being interviewed by the Tribune's CEO, Evan Smith. "They want you to be afraid of Mexicans. When they call them rapists and criminals, and say only a wall will keep them out." O'Rourke is challenging Cruz in the November election....
  • Has Beto O'Rourke Been Asked About the Caravan Coming Thru Mexico Towards Border?

    04/03/2018 8:51:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Self | April 3, 2018 | PJ-Comix
    I have seen several news stories today about how much campaign money Beto O'Rourke is raking in for his bid to be elected senator from Texas. However, among all those stories there is NOTHING about his opinion about the caravan from Central America now travelling thru Mexico to reach our border with the ultimate goal of crossing it. I am sure the inspiration for that caravan began with the Democrats looking to embarrass Trump. However, I also think that they are starting to realize that caravan idea will backfire in a big way on the Democrats. One example is Beto...
  • VIDEO: Cruz challenger Beto O’Rourke wants to ban the AR-15

    03/12/2018 12:32:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 12, 2018 | Chris Pandolfo
    Giving an interview at the SXSW conference in Austin Texas over the weekend, the Democratic nominee opposing Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said American civilians should not be permitted to buy an AR-15 rifle. El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, is proud of his campaign’s claim that he shuns political action committee (PAC) money. He criticized Senator Cruz for taking $300,000 from the National Rifle Association and boasted that his campaign has taken $0 from the NRA. He told a story about a woman at a town hall who asked him if he could stand up to the NRA. O’Rourke explained...
  • Vox Casts Beto O'Rourke as a Tuesday Texas Loser

    03/08/2018 6:22:04 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 7, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Although much of the mainstream media such as The New York Times and CNN has recently gone ga-ga over the candidacy of Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D) who currently is running for the U.S. Senate from that state, Vox wasn't quite so kind in analyzing how he did in Tuesday's Democrat primary. In fact they called him a "Loser (sort of)" since he underperformed despite running against nonentities in his primary. Vox's loser label for O'Rourke came in their politics reporter's, Andrew Prokop's, assessment of the Texas primary election:
  • High Turnout in Texas Primaries Shows Democratic Enthusiasm

    03/07/2018 6:18:50 AM PST · by RedWing9 · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated March 7, 2018 8:53 a.m. ET | Janet Hook
    More than 1 million voted in Senate Democratic primary, providing a measure of party’s energy WASHINGTON—The 2018 fight for control of Congress began Tuesday, as Texas Democrats flooded the polls for the year’s first primary election and showed that the national wave of Democratic enthusiasm will buffet even traditionally Republican states. Statewide turnout in the Senate Democratic primary race provided a measure of the party’s energy: More than 1 million voted in the primary, almost double the number in 2014. But Democrats still lagged behind the 1.5 million who voted in the GOP Senate primary.
  • Texas holds first 2018 primary amid surge of Democratic voters

    03/07/2018 12:56:56 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 March 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    The midterm election season officially kicks off on Tuesday, when Texas voters head to the polls for the nation’s first primary of 2018. With early voting already suggesting a record turnout for Democrats, and widespread speculation about what effect an endorsement by President Trump will have on Republican candidates, the Texas primaries are being looked at as both a bellwether for the rest of the nation - and a sign the red state could be turning purple more quickly than expected. “What these primaries really boil down to is one issue: Trump versus anti-Trump,” Cal Jillson, a political science professor...
  • Despite improved Dem showing, Texas GOP sets midterm record

    03/07/2018 3:37:56 AM PST · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    NYPost AP ^ | March 7, 2018
    For all the talk of renewed Democratic energy heading into the 2018 midterms, Texas Republicans have set a new benchmark for turnout in a midterm election. More than 1.5 million people voted Tuesday in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, won by incumbent Ted Cruz. That beats the previous record of 1.48 million in 2010, during former President Barack Obama’s first term.
  • Scarborough Concedes: Texas Blue Wave “Overhyped”

    03/07/2018 5:20:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Democrats across the country were getting a collective thrill up their leg about the coming “blue wave” that was about to break over Texas. Some early-voting numbers had Dems all excited. And then the election happened. And it’s true that a political party set a Texas record yesterday for the number of voters going to the polls in a primary. Just one teensy little problem for Texas Dems: it was the Republican party. Democrats turned out in solid-but-not-record-breaking numbers. Overall, Republicans swamped Dem turnout by about half-a-million votes. Republican votes cast beat Dem votes by a ratio of 60/40. On...
  • Ratings Update: Texas Primaries Narrow Democratic Fields Some top recruits fail to make runoffs

    03/07/2018 5:36:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 7, 2018
    After months of speculation, the 2018 midterm elections are officially underway with initial primaries in Texas. There’s more evidence of a Democratic surge previously seen in Virginia and in special elections around the country, but also the reality that some of the swarm of Democratic candidates aren’t even going to make it to the general election. While operatives on both sides of the aisle treat primaries like the plague, they can be a proving ground for candidates (particularly first-time ones) and an opportunity to ramp up their campaigns before moving on to more competitive general elections. Some of the Democrats’...
  • Texas primary results — live updates

    03/06/2018 4:41:34 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 39 replies ^ | KATHRYN WATSON | March 6, 2018
    It's primary season for the 2018 midterm elections, and voters in Texas are the first in the nation to head to the ballot box. There's a surge of energy among Democrats that's enough to concern Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who has his own primary race to deal with Tuesday. Cruz is fighting for reelection for the first time since entering the Senate in 2013.
  • Vanity - Democrats get spanked big time in Texas.

    03/06/2018 7:30:02 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 148 replies
    No doubt about it now, folks. Just like the Academy Awards crashed and burned last Sunday evening, the Democrat Party, "Massive Early Voting" crashed and burned tonight in the Texas, 2018 primary election. Ah, the days of Wendy Davis certainly have returned. I ask you this, folks, where was Obama, where was Clinton, where was Chuck Schumer, and where was Nancy Pelosi? Time to move on, Democrats, this game is over...Trumpie has won big time!!! The blooming rose of Texas remains bright Trump "RED". MAGA..Trump!!!
  • Things to know from Texas' Tuesday primaries

    03/07/2018 5:37:22 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    AUSTIN, TEXAS The 2018 midterm election cycle kicked off with a surge in voter enthusiasm for both parties in Texas, although the gains were bigger for Democrats. It boosted a slew of women candidate and helped Republicans who had drawn direct support from President Donald Trump. The primary set up Democrats to make inroads in November although they are unlikely to overturn two decades of Republican dominance in Texas politics. Here are some things to know from the first state primary in the nation. Trump's first term produced a wave of voters Texas hasn't seen in years. Spurred by big...