True, just over one million votes were cast in the Democratic Senate primary, which O'Rourke won with 62% of the vote. Republicans responded in even larger numbers, passing 1.5 million, breaking the party record of 1.48 million set in 2010.
But despite Beto O'Rourke's uphill battle to seize Cruz's Senate seat, he has energized Democratic voters for the first time in more than a decade, signaling a tight race come November. Sign up to be notified on election days.
Democrats dream of turning Texas into a blue state, thereby cementing the far left's hold on America for the foreseeable future. Compounding questions about whether Cruz's Texas campaign mojo is slipping is the candidate's own refusal to rule out another White House run post-Trump. Land Commissioner George P. Bush, the nephew of former President George W. Bush, and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.
Ted Cruz Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke is running to unseat Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Texas. And we still have dozens of other women in competitive primaries across the country.
As The New York Times reported, Moser ended election night with 24.4% of the vote, putting her neck and neck in a race with fellow Democrat Lizzie Panill Fletcher. That being said in Texas last night, we had a strong turnout for conservatives.
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O'Rourke did allow one jab at Cruz, noting that Texans have a choice in November between a challenger who has been holding town halls throughout the state for almost a year and an incumbent who spent a chunk of his first term running for president.
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Republicans rejected a well-funded woman candidate who had been a major party donor and endorsed by Gov. Greg Abbott. Wall had embraced the president in her campaign but failed to break through.
According to reports, O'Rourke raised almost three times more than Cruz over the first 45 days of 2018 - with $2.3 million to Cruz's $803,000.
The Texas primary did put on display the surge in women running for office to resist Trump.
To be sure, Cruz is still the favorite in November as he seeks a second term.
The ad later said O'Rourke "wants to take our guns" and called him "liberal Robert", referring to his given first name.
"Left-wing rage may raise a bunch of money from people online, but I don't believe it reflects the views of a majority of Texans", Cruz said.