Is Beto-Mania Over? New Poll Posts 9-Point Cruz Lead in Texas
Democrats have been salivating for months over the prospects of Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) defeating Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in this year’s November midterms.
At last count, O’Rourke’s candidacy had spawned nearly 40,000 words in glowing profiles of the Democrat. A Democrat has not won statewide election in Texas since 1994, the first year George W. Bush was elected governor of the Lone Star State.
In short, Democrats want this bad.
O’Rourke has not led in a single poll of the Texas Senate race, but a series of polls in late summer showed the challenger within a few percentage points of Cruz. That as all the excuse Democrats needed to get their hopes up for a shocking upset.
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The AR Intel Week Ahead: 07-02-18
The House and Senate are out for the 4th of July holiday. They left without reaching a resolution on immigration and will likely have to address Trump’s SCOTUS nomination when they return on Monday, July 9th. In the meantime, keep an eye out for these politicians at your local parades and Independence Day events on Wednesday.
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POLL-A-RAMA: The Latest Polls Shows Who’s Up, Down in AZ, FL, TX
A series of new polls released Monday give important insight into how battleground Senate races could shape up come November. The results, which cover key races in Arizona, Florida, and Texas, serve as early indicators of where those races stand. In two of the states, Arizona and Florida, we’re still about two months away from the primaries, but only Arizona’s primary is considered competitive.
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Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke Senate race ‘too close to call,’ poll says
A new Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday shows that the race for the U.S. Senate in Texas between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke is “too close to call.”
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Democrats’ Jan. & Feb. Online Fundraising: By The Numbers
While the political world awaits candidates’ fundraising totals from the first quarter of 2018, the Democrats’ online fundraising operation, known as Act Blue, published disclosures for the first two months of the year.
Unsurprisingly, the top recipient of online money through Act Blue was Pennsylvania Democrat Conor Lamb, who on March 13 won a nationalized special election contest in suburban Pittsburgh to replace Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA).
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Texas Tribune: As general election begins, Cruz escalates battle against O’Rourke
For much of the past year, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz did not acknowledge Beto O’Rourke’s name — or even, for a while, the fact that he had a Democratic opponent for re-election.
That abruptly changed Tuesday evening, when Cruz convened several state reporters for a conference call in the final hours before polls closed in the state’s primaries.
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