Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

O’Rourke Raises $38.1M, Triples Cruz Despite Sagging Polls

US Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas Tom Fox Dallas Morning News Associated Press US Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas
Faye Gross | 15 October, 2018, 20:29

The total is more than three times the roughly $12 million Cruz has said he raised during the quarter for the final stretch of campaigning before the November 6 election and is all but certain to make O'Rourke the top fundraiser for the quarter among all Democratic congressional candidates. Jessica Post, executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, noted that the candidate raised $3 million more in the last three months than her organization budgeted for the entire 2018 election cycle.

Through the first half of 2018, O'Rourke had already raised an impressive $23.6 million for the cycle and had almost $14 million in cash on hand for the campaign's home stretch.

But O'Rourke's good news comes amid polls that have begun to show him trailing Cruz by about 10 points after closing to within striking distance earlier in the race. To see more, visit KUT 90.5.

"We're doing something absolutely historic - not just ensuring we have the resources to run and to win, but to make sure that democracy once again is powered by people and only people", O'Rourke said in a Facebook video message. It was more than three times the amount raised by Cruz and set a new quarterly fundraising record in a Senate race.

All told, Mr. O'Rourke brought in $38.1 million, according to the campaign.

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O'Rourke's campaign has raised $38.1 million in the third quarter, tripling Cruz's $12 million in the same period.

Cruz also dismisses O'Rourke supporters as carpetbaggers, even though through most of the race the incumbent accepted more money from donors outside Texas than O'Rourke.

Nevertheless, with O'Rourke emerging as a competitive challenger in Texas, Republicans are "understanding now that this is a serious race beginning to rally to Cruz's side", said Brandon Rottinghaus, a professor of political science at University of Texas at Austin.

Cruz has repeatedly brushed off his opponent's monster fundraising, saying the "extreme left" is energized by hatred for President Donald Trump and that, since there are more Republicans in Texas than Democrats, all he has to do is turn out his base to win. Ted Cruz in new polls released this week; setting the stage for a last-minute showdown heading into the 2018 midterms.

Monday is the deadline for each of the candidates to submit detailed information to the Federal Election campaign for their latest fundraising efforts.

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