Rafael Edward "Felito" "Ted" Cruz 2018 Texas Senate / March 6 Primary / May 22 Primary Runoff / Nov 6 Election

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Rafael Edward "Felito" "Ted" Cruz 2018 Texas Senate / March 6 Primary / May 22 Primary Runoff / 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

One does not simply up and quit the Mercers.

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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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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
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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
: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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