Rafael Edward "Felito" "Ted" Cruz 2018 vs. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke Texas Senate Nov 6 Election

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Rafael Edward "Felito" "Ted" Cruz 2018 vs. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke Texas Senate Nov 6 Election

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Post by Orlylicious » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:07 pm

Felito on the run! Putting aside that he's birfer ineligible :lol: wouldn't it be awesome if Felito gets cashiered? :thumbs: :boxing: #TexasBlue
Democrat outraises Ted Cruz in Texas Senate race so far in 2018
BY JOSH DELK - 02/24/18 09:46 AM EST

A Democratic candidate has outraised Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) so far in 2018, posing a possible challenge for the well-known Republican firebrand in the upcoming midterm elections. El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s campaign raised $2.3 million in the first six weeks of the year, federal filings show, topping Cruz's $800,000 over the same period.

"This is serious," the Cruz campaign told its donors in a message after the O'Rourke campaign reached the $2 million mark after just 45 days of fundraising in 2018, according to The Dallas Morning News.

Cruz, a former 2016 GOP presidential contender, remains on top in cash on hand, with $6 million compared to O'Rourke's $4.9 million total.
Cruz has also outspent the Democrat in the opening volley before the March 6 primaries, spending nearly $1.2 million compared to the $2 million spent by O'Rourke so far in 2018.

O'Rourke is gaining momentum in the race, and has surpassed Cruz in fundraising for the last three of four reporting periods for campaign finances, the outlet reported.
Ted Cruz trails Senate challenger Beto O'Rourke in six-week fundraising haul. By a lot.
17 HRS AGO Updated at 9:30 p.m. with comment from Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier.

WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's fundraising lagged far behind his top Democratic challenger during the first six weeks of 2018, a new federal campaign filing shows. Cruz raised $800,000 through Feb. 14. That’s well below El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s $2.3 million haul, according to the most recent federal report. The Republican also spent more than he raised — nearly $1.2 million, while O’Rourke burned through roughly $2 million in his bid to unseat the powerhouse incumbent.

Both face nominal competition in March 6 primaries and most nonpartisan handicappers view Cruz as the heavy favorite in his Senate re-election bid this fall. Though he trailed O'Rourke in this fundraising period, Cruz maintains the cash advantage heading into the primary election and closed the six-week period with about $6 million in his coffers, compared to O’Rourke’s $4.9 million. The finance report is required ahead of the upcoming primary.

O’Rourke — who has disavowed aid from political action committees — said in a prepared statement: "The grassroots momentum of our people-powered campaign has shown its full force across the state in the first 45 days of 2018, and it will continue to do so as Texans prove they're more than a match for the PACs and special interests."

For months, the Cruz campaign largely ignored O'Rourke. But on Friday, a Cruz spokeswoman weighed in and highlighted a recent Houston Democratic fundraiser featuring O'Rourke and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politic ... g-haul-lot

The challenger's website:

http://action.betofortexas.com/page/s/1 ... lsQAvD_BwE


Complex election dates: https://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/v ... ates.shtml



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Post by mmmirele » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:03 pm

Ted Cruz endorsed Steve Montenegro for Congress. Montenegro is running for the seat formerly held by Trent "Will You Be My Surrogate Baby Mama?" Franks. Montenegro is also in the middle of a sex scandal, which would be bad in general but is pretty bad for a pastor of an apostolic church.

I learned about the endorsement from my TV-watching brother; apparently these endorsements have been running during sporting events.

A couple of links...this thing is STILL sorting itself out.

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/rev ... d-10167508

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/ste ... e-10169979 << from today (Saturday, February 24)



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Post by Orlylicious » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:35 pm

Felito takes a swing and LeGate hits back
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Post by Turtle » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:50 pm

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:15 pm



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Got to meet someone who supposedly represents me today. Not for much longer, though! #BetoForTexas @SenTedCruz @BetoORourke

Her ID Tag says, "Texas Deserves Better than Cruz."


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Post by tencats » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:00 am

New poll finds race between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke “too close to call”
April 18, 2018
https://www.texastribune.org/2018/04/18 ... lose-call/
A new poll released Wednesday suggests the U.S. Senate race between U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is far more competitive than many political observers have initially thought.

The poll from Quinnipiac University shows the two men in a dead heat: 47 percent of registered voters in Texas support Cruz, the Republican incumbent, while 43 percent back O'Rourke, an El Paso Democrat.

That number falls within the poll's 3.6 percent margin of error.
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Cruz's favorability rating showed a polarized response: 46 percent of Texans have a favorable view of the senator while 44 percent have an unfavorable view.

O'Rourke had a positive favorability rating – 30 percent of those who responded viewed him positively while 16 percent had a negative view. This indicates a large swath of Texans do not know who he is and leaves much room for both Republicans and Democrats to define him in the coming months.https://www.texastribune.org/2018/04/18 ... lose-call/



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Post by Kendra » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:10 am

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Um, the :"Felito" in the thread title read the wrong way to my barely opened eyes... :oops:



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Post by Orlylicious » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:49 am

Kendra wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:10 am
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Um, the :"Felito" in the thread title read the wrong way to my barely opened eyes... :oops:

Not just you. That's how his family thought about him every morning as they woke up. :P



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Post by Kendra » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:35 am

Orlylicious wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:49 am
Kendra wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:10 am
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Um, the :"Felito" in the thread title read the wrong way to my barely opened eyes... :oops:

Not just you. That's how his family thought about him every morning as they woke up. :P
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:32 am

Kendra wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:35 am
Orlylicious wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:49 am
Kendra wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:10 am
Off Topic
Um, the :"Felito" in the thread title read the wrong way to my barely opened eyes... :oops:

Not just you. That's how his family thought about him every morning as they woke up. :P
:sick:
:mrgreen:


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed May 02, 2018 10:07 am

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/05/01 ... ish-twice/
Beto O'Rourke wants to debate Ted Cruz 6 times, including twice in Spanish

"A debate in Spanish would not be very good because my Spanish isn’t good enough," U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said at a campaign event Tuesday afternoon, "but I look forward to debating Congressman O’Rourke."

"While I know that Cruz is a master debater, a very skilled politician, a very shrewd person ... I would love the opportunity to talk about what all of us have been doing together over the course of the campaign and what we want to achieve for Texas," O'Rourke told supporters. "I’m very much looking forward to it."


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Post by RTH10260 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:43 pm

Ted Cruz's Texas Senate campaign is sending out mailers to voters disguised as court summonses

BRIANNA PROVENZANO
Sep 17th 2018 1:32PM

As Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s re-election bid against Rep. Beto O’Rourke enters a nail-biter of a final leg, multiple sources are reporting that the Cruz campaign sent out donation request mailers last week disguised as legal summonses.

A photo of one such mailer posted to Twitter on Sunday shows a yellow envelope clearly marked “SUMMONS ENCLOSED — OPEN IMMEDIATELY.” The man who posted the photo, Sean Owen, said that the envelope had been delivered to his 88-year-old grandmother.

“Did your campaign authorize this? Is this even legal?” Owen asked Cruz on Twitter. “Shame on you. That’s one more @BetoORourke voter.”

Owen also told Newsweek that the mailer crossed a line, as his grandmother, who he says has had dementia, could have easily been tricked into sending money.

“I am used to ignoring junk mail with URGENT or FINAL NOTICE written on it, but this fooled even me for a moment, as it plainly wants us to think it’s from our county government when it isn’t,” Owen said.


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Post by Fortinbras » Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:17 am

Lying Ted has signaled his desperation with this summons envelope ... and there may be some folks in Texas sufficiently fooled to think that this letter represents a legal obligation to support Cruz with money or even with their vote, by court order or something.

In fact, Cruz's campaign is in such trouble that it is attracting Republican donations that normally would have gone to other Republican candidates, for other offices and perhaps even in other states. So Cruz's desperation is also siphoning off money that might have helped other Republicans.



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Post by Kendra » Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:28 am

:confused: :brickwallsmall:


"If Texas elects a Democrat, they’re going to ban barbecue across the state of Texas," Sen. Ted Cruz said.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:23 am

Beto will now eat at every bbq restaurant on his tour with plenty of photo shots.


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Post by Whatever4 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:12 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:23 am
Beto will now eat at every bbq restaurant on his tour with plenty of photo shots.
Such a hardship.


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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:50 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:23 am
Beto will now eat at every bbq restaurant on his tour with plenty of photo shots.
Lucky for him that Trump Steaks have gone out of business ;)



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Post by Kendra » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:58 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:50 pm
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:23 am
Beto will now eat at every bbq restaurant on his tour with plenty of photo shots.
Lucky for him that Trump Steaks have gone out of business ;)
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Post by MN-Skeptic » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:05 pm

An article at The Hill says that singer Leon Bridges, a native of Texas, will be joining Willie Nelson in performing at O'Rourke's rally. Since I don't keep up with current musicians, I looked up his big hit - Coming Home - on YouTube. I like him! He would fit in with singers from the 60s.



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Post by Notorial Dissent » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:43 pm

I think po' widdle Felito is just a tad worried. :sarcasm:


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Post by Slim Cognito » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:53 am

Can't link but after the most recent Reuters poll, 538's Nate Silver gives Beto a 1 in 3 chance of pulling it off.


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Post by Slim Cognito » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:37 am

Then again, this happened. There's a lot of unverifiable electronic voter machines in Texas, proven to be hackable in a matter of minutes.



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Post by Kendra » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:30 am

Notorial Dissent wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:43 pm
I think po' widdle Felito is just a tad worried. :sarcasm:
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Post by Turtle » Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:16 am

RTH10260 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:43 pm
Ted Cruz's Texas Senate campaign is sending out mailers to voters disguised as court summonses

BRIANNA PROVENZANO
Sep 17th 2018 1:32PM

As Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s re-election bid against Rep. Beto O’Rourke enters a nail-biter of a final leg, multiple sources are reporting that the Cruz campaign sent out donation request mailers last week disguised as legal summonses.

A photo of one such mailer posted to Twitter on Sunday shows a yellow envelope clearly marked “SUMMONS ENCLOSED — OPEN IMMEDIATELY.” The man who posted the photo, Sean Owen, said that the envelope had been delivered to his 88-year-old grandmother.

“Did your campaign authorize this? Is this even legal?” Owen asked Cruz on Twitter. “Shame on you. That’s one more @BetoORourke voter.”

Owen also told Newsweek that the mailer crossed a line, as his grandmother, who he says has had dementia, could have easily been tricked into sending money.

“I am used to ignoring junk mail with URGENT or FINAL NOTICE written on it, but this fooled even me for a moment, as it plainly wants us to think it’s from our county government when it isn’t,” Owen said.


https://www.aol.com/article/news/2018/0 ... /23530127/
His presidential campaign did this too. They also sent mailers to people that listed all their neighbors, plus their donation info and whether or not they voted in a previous election.



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Post by Orlylicious » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:46 pm

Tonight!
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke are set to square off on the debate stage for the first time Friday evening in Dallas.

The 6 p.m. event at Southern Methodist University is the first of three hourlong debates, and it comes as polls continue to show a tight race between Cruz and O’Rourke, an El Paso congressman. On Friday morning, the Cook Political Report changed its rating of the race from “Lean Republican” to “Toss Up.”

The Dallas debate is being presented by SMU, NBC 5/KXAS and The Dallas Morning News. It will be broadcast live on NBC 5/KXAS, its website and the Dallas Morning News’ website as well. The Texas Tribune will feature the livestream of the debate on this page.

The topic of the debate is domestic policy, and it will be moderated by NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine and Dallas Morning News political writer Gromer Jeffers. Both candidates will stand at podiums before a 240-person audience.

The next two debates are scheduled for Sept. 30 in Houston and Oct. 16 in San Antonio. Early voting begins Oct. 22.
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