Texas US Senate 2018

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Re: Texas US Senate 2018; Primary 3/6


Post by Danraft » Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:32 am

In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, many Texans said they did not know who Beto O''Rourke is. This can be fixed with money.
This is mainly a geographical thing.
El Paso is way far in a corner. A 12 hour drive from Houston.
Yes, it can fixed with money and Beto is starting to get name recognition, but it would be easier for him if Cruz's election was in 2020.
In 2020, Texas moves away from being able to vote "Party Ticket", that is, with one motion have all the party candidates selected with one choice.
I believe this will help Democratic candidates, assuming that polling places adapt with more machines to account for the extra time needed to vote.
If there are not long lines, and people vote one by one on candidates it should be beneficial.
I have a good feeling with him.
He will do well in metropolitan areas, and is taking time to visit all the counties.

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Re: Texas US Senate 2018; Primary 3/6


Post by Addie » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:58 am

Dallas Morning News
Beto O'Rourke vows to 'show up' for all Texans as he thrills delegates at state Democratic convention

FORT WORTH — In a rousing speech to thousands of delegates at the Texas Democratic Party Convention, Rep. Beto O'Rourke called for Democrats to "show up" for Texans that have been under siege from leaders who don't act in their best interests.

His expansive remarks touched on many progressive themes as he urged Democrats to fight for teachers, women, farmers, veterans, transgender residents and others.

"I want to make sure that we're talking everyone, every day in the state of Texas," O'Rourke said. "That everybody is treated with respect and dignity in the state of Texas, in the United States of America, everyone, everywhere, every single day. We show up in every county, in every community within every county ... we show up for everyone."

O'Rourke also lamented that America — under the administration of President Donald Trump — had separated migrant children from their families in the name of border security and called on the nation's leaders to do the right thing. ...

O'Rourke, D-El Paso, is the underdog in a tough fight against incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The Texas statewide electorate is dominated by Republicans, so O'Rourke needs a big turnout from his base and help from Republican voters in order to pull off the upset.

O'Rourke, with his relentless, unique campaign, has thrilled Democrats across the state. They hope he can beat Cruz and deliver the party its first statewide victory since 1994.
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Re: Texas US Senate 2018


Post by Addie » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:50 am

Politico Mag
Beto-mania Sweeps Texas

Ted Cruz’s long-shot challenger is drawing riotous crowds. Is it enough?

FORT WORTH, Texas — Beto O’Rourke is running to replace Ted Cruz. Literally. Sweat pours off his lean, 6’ 4”-frame as the El Paso Democrat jogs along the southern bank of the Trinity River surrounded by 300-odd supporters and curious voters jogging along with him. Incredibly, they have shown up at 8 a.m. on a Sunday to join him for a double shot of politics and cardio. In between panting breaths, O’Rourke explains to me the origins of this novel campaign event, which has him running several miles under the Texas sun, stopping in the middle to take questions and lingering at the end to pose for selfies. “Some sadistic member of our team,” he recalls, “was like, ‘So we’re doing like six town halls a day in six different counties. We’re driving hundreds of miles every day, we’re visiting all 254 counties. What more could we do? Ah, get up earlier and have running town halls.’”

This, in short, is how O’Rourke plans to pull off his longshot bid to take away Cruz’s Senate seat: by outhustling his opponent. O’Rourke, a third-term congressman, often boasts that he has hired no consultants or pollsters. He is his own strategist, and his strategy is simple: campaign relentlessly, project vitality and hope his raw charisma combines in just the right proportion with anti-Cruz animus, Texas’s changing demographics and national Democratic momentum to put him over the top.

It’s a lot to hope for. Cruz is among the country’s shrewdest politicians. He may be reviled in Washington and on the left, but his approval rating remains above water in most polls of Texas, which has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1988. Liberals have been fantasizing about turning the state blue for a decade, to no avail. And Cruz retains a double-digit lead in recent polls.

But something is catching here. Fueled by millions in small-dollar donations, O’Rourke is outraising Cruz. In recent weeks, President Donald Trump’s policy of separating migrant families detained at the border has given his campaign a jolt of moral clarity. And voters are responding in a way that Texas Democrats say they have not seen before in modern times.
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