(Reuters) – Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke faces a key test on Tuesday when he faces off in his second debate with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, as recent opinion polls show the Republican incumbent pulling away from his liberal challenger for the Texas seat.
Last Friday we reported that Texas Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke raised over $38 million in the most recent quarter in his campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. These eye-popping fundraising numbers got the attention of the political world, including Democratic operatives and candidates in other states.
Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke has raised $38.1 million in the final fiscal quarter before the Nov. 6 elections in his campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, O'Rourke said on Twitter on Friday.
Until recently the thought of a Democrat winning a Texas Senate race would be considered ridiculous. Especially a liberal Democrat who has endorsed an assault rifle ban and believes in “Medicare for all.”
Ted Cruz is in the political fight of his life — and he knows it.
The conservative U.S. senator from Texas is being outpaced and overshadowed by his progressive challenger, Beto O’Rourke, who is pushing to be the first Democrat in Texas to be elected to the Senate in 30 years.
By James Oliphant
DALLAS (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, trying furiously to beat back a high-profile challenge from Democratic rival Beto O’Rourke, repeatedly accused his opponent of being out of step with the Texas electorate as the two candidates faced off in a debate just six weeks before critical congressional elections.
Texas cattle rancher Bill Martin is a lifelong Republican who owns more than 20 firearms and has been shooting guns since the age of 6.
He is now considering the once-unthinkable: voting for a Democratic Senate candidate who wants tougher gun laws.
“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert said Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is running scared from his opponent Rep. Beto O’Rourke. As evidence, he cited that fact that Cruz bought ads that would be shown during O’Rourke’s Wednesday evening interview on Colbert’s show.
Another Republican has said in public that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas could possibly lose his reelection bid to Democrat Beto O’Rourke.
Rick Tyler, who was formerly the communications director for Cruz during his 2016 presidential campaign, was on MSNBC Sunday talking about his ex-boss’s chances of winning reelection in the Lone Star State. Reluctantly, Tyler admitted that there is a very real possibility that Cruz might lose this year.
Democratic US Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke is surging in Texas, as his momentum is so strong that Republicans are mounting an emergency to campaign to try and save Sen. Ted Cruz from defeat.
Republicans are in such a panic over Rep. Beto O'Rourke's Senate run that they are sending Trump to Texas to campaign against him.
A clip of Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) defending protesting NFL players has gotten more views than Obama's 2008 Democratic convention speech.
The polls in the U.S. Senate race in Texas between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke show the race is tightening and it looks like Cruz is starting to panic. He just released a series of new TV ads that are supposed to help him cruise to an easy reelection victory but instead they have backfired spectacularly and have been helping O’Rourke instead.
The Texas Senate race between incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke has grown extremely close and is within the statistical margin of error, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
Texas Democrat and U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke raised a record-setting $6.7 million in the first three months of the year, according to the Dallas Morning News. He still trails Ted Cruz in the polls, however, in a solidly red state which has not seen a Democrat elected to the Senate in 18 years.