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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America First Gives Spending Boost to Key Races in Minnesota, Michigan & More
America First Action PAC, the super PAC closely associated with President Trump and his reelection campaign, announced its first wave of campaign spending for the 2018 midterms on Tuesday.
Key races in Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania are among those receiving added financial help from America First Action PAC.
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Axios’s 5 Most Competitive 2018 Midterm House Races
With less than three months to go until the November midterms, media company Axios has put out a list of what it believes are the 5 most competitive House races this year.
This list includes tight races in states like Texas, California, and Florida, as well as smaller states like Iowa and Maine.
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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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OFA Just Announced 27 “Priority” Districts for 2018. How Does That Stack Up to CLF?
Organizing For Action (OFA), the remnants of former President Obama’s campaign operation, announced this week that it is “prioritizing 27 districts” currently held by Republicans.
“OFA volunteer teams will organize in each district to amplify support on the ground for candidates who will actually fight for their constituents,” a statement from OFA read.
The full list of districts includes several where Donald Trump did better than Hillary Clinton. It does not include all the seats held by Republicans in districts where Clinton beat Trump, which Democrats tend to see as their best opportunities for pick-ups in November.
What exactly “prioritizing” means is unclear. What’s clearer is what’s happening on the other side of the aisle. Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), the super PAC closely associated with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), appears to be beating the Democrats at their own game.
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Democrats Spent More Than $10M Attacking One Another in Texas Primaries
In March, AR Intel broke down the total amount of Democrats’ spending in the Texas primaries. It was a rough night for Texas Democrats if only because the bitter primary battles didn’t end on March 6. Many races were extended through the May 22 primaries.
At the time, Democrats had spent more than $6 million attacking one another. Now that the runoffs are over, the votes have been counted and candidates selected, AR Intel is breaking down the numbers once again to calculate how much more has been spent in these Democrat versus Democrat contests.
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Primaries in Georgia, Kentucky & Arkansas (And a Runoff in Texas, to Boot!) – Here’s Who to Follow
As the returns roll in Tuesday night, be sure to stay up to date on the latest news from the primaries in Georgia, Kentucky, and Arkansas, and the runoff election in Texas!
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Media Round Up: What to Watch for in Tuesday’s Primaries and Runoffs
Primary voters in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Georgia are heading to the polls, and Texans are participating in a runoff election on Tuesday. Nearly every media outlet published a “what to watch for” story, and AR Intel culled the best excerpts from each.
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30 Days Of Crucial Democratic House Primaries
The next thirty days will provide key answers for Democrats’ attempts to take back the House, as more than a dozen states hold primaries and runoffs to determine general election nominees. Will the DCCC’s preferred candidates survive primary challenges from progressives? Will Democrats even have a candidate on the ballot come November?
One thing is for certain, as these primaries come to a close, they will only become nastier, more divisive, and a bigger problem for Nancy Pelosi and House leadership.
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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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