Ted Cruz & GOP In Shock; 2018 Re-Election Falling Apart & The Senate Is Turning Blue

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No one liked Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) in college or in the Senate. Yet, he has managed to represent the Lone Star state in the Senate since 2013. Now, it looks as if he has a powerful opponent right on his heels.

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) famously said this about the junior Texas senator, according to CNN:

‘If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you.’

As unlikable as Cruz is, he is “far from crazy,” according to Rolling Stone:

‘Ted Cruz is far from crazy, which is the essential Ted Cruz problem. Crazy you can deal with, even forgive a little, often ignore. Ben Carson is a bowl of Froot Loops floating in a sad lethal pond of gasoline. Donald Trump went warp speed into the Trumpiverse decades ago…But Ted Cruz knows exactly what he’s doing. He doesn’t even hide it particularly well…Ted Cruz does awful things by intelligent design.’

Rolling Stone listed Harvard- and Princeton-educated Cruz’s bad acts and lies when the senator was running in the 2016 GOP presidential primary:

‘In no particular order, Texas senator and Republican presidential aspirant Ted Cruz has: said acts of Christian terrorism stopped centuries ago, forgetting the Ku Klux Klan and the shooting in Colorado last week; claimed he has never met an anti-abortion activist who advocates violence, despite being endorsed by one just days before; dismissed the need for Planned Parenthood because there isn’t a shortage of “rubbers” in America; and made an offhand comment that Colorado mass shooter Robert Dear could be a “transgendered leftist activist.” All this in just the last week.’

Fortunately, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke (D) has pulled in $6.7 million plus for his Senate race against Cruz. The representative released a statement, according to The Texas Tribune, which read that total came from “141,000 contributions:”

‘Campaigning in a grassroots fashion while raising more than $6.7 million from 141,000 contributions, we are the story of a campaign powered by people who are standing up to special interests, proving that we are more than a match and making it clear that Texans are willing to do exactly what our state and country need of us at this critical time.’

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O’Rourke has been gaining steam in his campaign against the sitting senator. The $6.7 million was more than double the Democrat’s previous highest three-month total.

Not only that, he took in more than any other Democratic Senate candidate in the country, according to the O’Rourke campaign. He has been committed to visiting every one of the counties in Texas to talk to voters.

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The fourth generation Texan graduated from Columbia then returned to El Paso to build his own business. Yet, he has remained dedicated to public service. According to his campaign page, O’Rourke is against PACs funding of political campaigns:

‘Much of Beto’s focus has been on improving the ability for veterans to get the health care — and other earned benefits — that they need. He’s also been focused on curbing the influence of corporate money in Congress. He helped introduce the “No PAC Act,” which would stop candidates for federal office from relying on PACs to bankroll their campaigns.’

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Cruz raised between $1.7 and $2.4 million in his previous reporting periods, but he has not released his numbers for the current quarter, the Texas Tribune reported. After the first 45 days of 2018, he reported raising $803,000. During that same time period, O’Rourke raise $4.9 million.

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