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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:21 AM

Beto raises $38.1 million in three months. From 802,836 contributions.

This is three times what Carnival Cruz raised


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Reply Beto raises $38.1 million in three months. From 802,836 contributions. (Original post)
Gothmog Oct 12 OP
Gothmog Oct 12 #1
PearliePoo2 Oct 12 #2
DownriverDem Oct 12 #22
PearliePoo2 Oct 12 #24
AlexSFCA Oct 12 #31
PearliePoo2 Oct 12 #33
AlexSFCA Oct 12 #36
PearliePoo2 Oct 12 #37
Funtatlaguy Oct 12 #3
NewJeffCT Oct 12 #7
George II Oct 12 #13
INdemo Oct 12 #15
MagickMuffin Oct 12 #28
brooklynite Oct 12 #4
Gothmog Oct 12 #5
brooklynite Oct 12 #6
Gothmog Oct 12 #8
Dem_4_Life Oct 12 #9
brooklynite Oct 12 #10
Gothmog Oct 12 #29
George II Oct 12 #35
Gothmog Oct 12 #56
George II Oct 12 #57
Gothmog Oct 12 #58
George II Oct 12 #12
LanternWaste Oct 12 #16
dalton99a Oct 12 #21
Pepsidog Oct 12 #11
BeckyDem Oct 12 #14
brer cat Oct 12 #17
JCMach1 Oct 12 #18
Butterflylady Oct 12 #27
BannonsLiver Oct 12 #47
JCMach1 Oct 12 #52
Zing Zing Zingbah Oct 12 #19
LAS14 Oct 12 #20
bucolic_frolic Oct 12 #23
usaf-vet Oct 12 #25
awesomerwb1 Oct 12 #26
They_Live Oct 12 #30
Gothmog Oct 12 #32
They_Live Oct 12 #34
Gothmog Wednesday #59
Gothmog Wednesday #60
Garrett78 Oct 12 #38
PearliePoo2 Oct 12 #39
sheshe2 Oct 12 #40
PearliePoo2 Oct 12 #41
sheshe2 Oct 12 #42
PearliePoo2 Oct 12 #43
sheshe2 Oct 12 #44
PearliePoo2 Oct 12 #45
sheshe2 Oct 12 #46
PearliePoo2 Oct 12 #48
sheshe2 Oct 12 #49
Demovictory9 Oct 12 #50
northoftheborder Oct 12 #51
hurl Oct 12 #53
Cha Oct 12 #54
Gothmog Oct 12 #55

Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:27 AM

1. Some perspective on these fundraising numbers

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:31 AM

2. I want him to win so bad! But the latest poll has him behind. It's Texas after all.


But a lot can change in 3 weeks!

Spend that money effectively Beto!

Go kick some Cruz ass!

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:57 AM

22. What's going on?

Beto is 10 points behind.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #22)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:13 AM

24. I don't know!! WTF?


Read post #18. I hope he/she is right!

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:19 PM

31. don't trust the polls

there is a record number of voter registrations and new registrations in Texas this year. Turnout will decide the outcome. To me, this is the most exciting race, itís not just that people all over the country like Beto but people truly hate cruz, he deserves the worst of karma and must be destroyed. There is a surprising silver lining in this race - the gop is now the party of white nationalists and itís the alt right that decides the fate of republicans. Guess what, alt right is not at all excited about cruz due to the fact that he is of a cuban heritage whereas Beto happened to be white. This goes back to the gop primaries in 2016.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #31)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:31 PM

33. Oh WOW, what an interesting twist!


Are you saying the alt-right is so racist, they would rather vote for a white Democrat instead of a Cuban?

Good to hear about all the new registrations! Yeah baby!

Ted Cruz is about the most creepy guy on the entire planet. Seriously.

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #33)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:42 PM

36. not exactly

they just wonít be energized for cruz and spread endlesss online propaganda for him so the enthusiasm gap is significant which may help Beto. I just donated to Beto, first time Iíve never donated out of state. I would just be so happy if Cruz is defeated knowing I did my little part.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #36)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:49 PM

37. OK gotcha! And if some of the alt-right stays home, that works too!


I hear ya.

I live in Washington State and I've been donating to Andrew Janz in California hoping he can kick some Devin Nunes ass.



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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:31 AM

3. The money is great but the voters just may not be there.

Every pundit and forecast has Cruz winning.....anywhere from 3-9 per cent.
I love Beto, but I almost wish we could spread that money around where we have better chances in closer Senate races like AZ NV IND FLA

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:43 AM

7. see post 5 below

he is sending money all around the state for GOTV - it will help Beto, of course, but will help also with Democrats running for House seats and state level seats and local seats

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:22 AM

13. Exactly. He's not running alone, there are probably hundreds of Democratic candidates in Texas....

....that he's helping.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:32 AM

15. This is what the Right Wing Corporate Mafia Media

would have voters believe..

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:56 AM

28. He should keep the money in Texas, period!


AZ, NV, IND, and FL can find their own resources.

But there is nothing stopping you from contributing to any of those campaigns.

GO BETO GO!!!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:35 AM

4. And THIS is why I tell people not to contribute to him...

More cash is not what Beto needs; your money is better spent turning out votes for competitive TX House races, which will generate up-ticket votes.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:41 AM

5. I disagree

Beto is giving my county coordinated campaign committee $50,000 to GOTV. This will help Beto and the down ballot candidates in my county

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:42 AM

6. Yes, because he can afford to...

AT THIS POINT he doesn't need more contributions.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:45 AM

8. He made this committment over a month ago

We need a strong candidate at the top of the ticket. This is the last year that Texas has straight ticket voting and Beto is helping

Texas is a very expensive state to campaign in statewide

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:06 AM

9. Beto is doing a massive GOTV phase right now.

This money will help him gain more momentum and in return help down ticket ballots.

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Response to Dem_4_Life (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:12 AM

10. You miss the point...he ALREADY has all the cash he needs

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:07 PM

29. You do know that Texas is a large state that is very expensive to campaign in?

Beto's GOTV operations is massive and will help down ballot candidates.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:39 PM

35. That's what some candidates do. I get emails several times a week from a candidate....

....that has over $8M vs. his opponent who had $6,000. The most recent was yesterday afternoon, less than four weeks before the election.

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Response to George II (Reply #35)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:19 PM

56. Beto has given my county cooridnated campaign $50,000 for GOTV

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #56)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:26 PM

57. I like to see that he's keeping his contributions INSIDE the state in which he's running.

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Response to George II (Reply #57)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:27 PM

58. Beto will win the big city counties and if he can flip some suburban counties, he has a chance

The Texas Democratic Party is putting some resources into flipping my county and Beto is helping

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:20 AM

12. O'Rourke is using the money to promote other Texas candidates and GOTV efforts within Texas.

He's not using it all to run ads, print signs, etc.

The CNN "debate" next week will be interesting. Cruz has refused to appear, but CNN is going to air the event anyway. One hour of O'Rourke.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:34 AM

16. Seeds must be watered. Ignoring them simply maintains the desert as is.

Additionally, he is spreading to money to more localized races as well which will generate down-ticket votes.

But I get it... we many of us pretend absolute knowledge to the point we instruct others who to give money to and withhold it from. Televangelists do that as well.




"And THIS is why I find your instructions too often inaccurate, too often incorrect and too often without merit..."

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:49 AM

21. Beto is massively helping the D brand, and he is spreading the wealth

to get more D's elected in Texas

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:17 AM

11. Good work. Kick Trd's ass

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:24 AM

14. My daughter lives in Austin and the excitement to get rid of Cruz is

huge.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:40 AM

17. Great news!

Go Beto and pull all the Democratic candidates along with you.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:43 AM

18. Ignore the polls... They are based on past turnout models

30% turnout, yeah Beto loses. If he executes his gamplan, we win. It's all about the turnout...

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #18)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:54 AM

27. Thank you

Polls now are not reliable, been saying that now for weeks. They're not getting the younger voters. Yes they will turnout despite some nay sayers here.

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #18)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:03 PM

47. Yep, doom and gloom seems to be today's meme

Lots of pushing that narrative today in OPs. I prefer the rah rah posts. Not because I think we are sure bets to get the senate. Far from it. I prefer them because I know the motivation behind them. The motivation behind the doom and gloom posts is less clear, if you catch my drift.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #47)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:39 PM

52. I just know how much even Republicans hate Cruz here...

Few of them will vote Beto, but I just wonder how many are going to show for Gov. Abbott who is popular at least with Republicans. Indy's and non-voters will swing this election... or, just people staying home. Dems don't show at the polls, we are always going to lose, anyway.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:43 AM

19. Wow, Texas has some big money races. n/t

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:47 AM

20. This is very cheery!!! Glad to know my donations are in good company!!!! nt

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:02 AM

23. It will be a cryin' shame if Beto is not elected to the Senate

Cruz was out of ideas a long time ago.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:21 AM

25. Well at least we know 802,836 people HATE Ted Cruz.

I wonder how many were U.S. Congress members who have had enough of Cruz.

My math tells me that was an average donation of $48.00 per donor.

The right candidate with the right message can raise money.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:39 AM

26. Beto is awesome

He's such a likeable guy, he's genuine. Cruz is the complete opposite and more. Despicable piece of trash.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:09 PM

30. Beto should run a variety of TV ads

he's been running the same one over and over (well-I've two different ones). Production costs for his videos are not very expensive, its buying the airtime.

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Response to They_Live (Reply #30)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:24 PM

32. There are some new ones coming out

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #32)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:32 PM

34. Hooray! nt

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Response to They_Live (Reply #34)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 01:44 PM

59. Here are some of the new ads

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:57 PM

38. It's pretty damn disturbing that so much money is needed to win a $174,000 job.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:00 PM

39. How cool is Beto O'Rourke? THIS COOL!

Man, I never get tired of watching this!



Beto going through a 'What-A-Burger' drive-thru after his first debate against Ted Cruz and air-drumming to 'The Who'



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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:01 PM

40. I just saw an ad for the debate on CNN.

I will be watching!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #40)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:06 PM

41. Did I hear that Cruz isn't going to show up so...


CNN is going to just give the entire hour to Beto?

Can that be real? So awesome, if so!!



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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #41)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:08 PM

42. All true.



Go Beto!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #42)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:13 PM

43. Oh man, I'm pumped now! All that prime time exposure just for him! Yeah baby!


I wonder what the format will be? Different moderators asking him questions?

Day and time please? Thanks so much!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #44)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:53 PM

45. Thanks! Here's what it says: It's a Town Hall with just Beto! Perfect! He will be awesome!


CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash will moderate a live Senate town hall with Representative Beto OíRourke (D) from the U.S.-Mexico border. The one-hour event on Thursday, Oct. 18 event will take place at the McAllen Performing Arts Center and will air live at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. Senator Ted Cruz (R) declined CNNís invitation to participate in the town hall.

Why would Cruz turn this down? I can't figure this out. This HAS to hurt him, don't you think?



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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #45)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:02 PM

46. I am assuming he is chicken.

He didn't do well on the first one. Maybe he thought the debate would be cancelled if he did not go. Huge mistake! Huge!

I am so glad CNN will devote the hour to Beto.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #46)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:11 PM

48. "Maybe he thought the debate would be cancelled if he did not go"


Huge mistake is RIGHT!

I hope Beto is grinning as much as we are!

Cruz would look like a real dork (which he is, of course) if he now said, "I've changed my mind, can I come now?"

Nice chatting with you!

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #48)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:23 PM

49. Lol

Nice chatting with you as well, PearliePoo.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:25 PM

50. O'Rourke has crushed fundraising records

(NEWSER) Ė Small-dollar donations have been the hallmark of the campaign of US Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke, who hasn't accepted PAC money in his attempt to grab Ted Cruz's Texas Senate seat. But like snowflakes that form an avalanche, all those more modest donations have converged to become what the Dallas Morning News says may be an "insurmountable" financial line for Cruz to reach. O'Rourke has crushed fundraising records and brought in $38.1 million from July through September, more than three times the $12 million raised by Cruz during the same three months. It's the country's most expensive midterms race, with the Morning News noting not even presidential campaigns typically bring in that much cash that quickly.

In total, O'Rourke has raised $61.2 million in 2018 to Cruz's $24.9 million. "No one could predict or expect it," GOP consultant Bill Miller tells the Morning News, calling it "beyond surprising." Two recent polls, however, show Cruz with a single-digit lead, though the Cook Political Report still says the race could go either way. "You could argue that at least some of that money would be more useful going to fellow Democratic candidates in red-leaning states ... [that] have a much better chance of winning than O'Rourke does," Amber Phillips writes for the Washington Post. A Democratic strategist shrugs that off, noting other Democratic challengers are still raising good money. "Obviously, money doesn't win elections," he tells the Morning News. "But being broke sure loses a bunch of them."
http://www.newser.com/story/265866/beto-brings-in-major-bank-381m-in-just-3-months.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_top

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:33 PM

51. What's happening in a red district:

Beto's signs are stolen almost as soon as they are put up (especially the large ones in public places); mine at my house have been taken once; the Democrats in my town and county are REALLY engaged and working, more than I've ever seen. He won't win in this county, but if we have a huge turnout it could combine with other huge turnouts for a win. Fingers crossed! It's going to be tough, and close!

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #51)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:49 PM

53. Same here

In my mostly rural, very red district, we are seeing a surprising demand for Beto signs, and our party office has had to get help from a neighboring county to keep up. Many are replacements for signs taken or destroyed.

If nothing else, Beto has made people more willing to show support for Democrats again. It's a good time to be us!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 03:22 PM

54. Let's HOPE this translates into More VOTES

FOR BETO than his opponent!

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 04:31 PM

55. Beto is using the money for massive grassroots GOTV operation

I gave money to Beto and I am on his and every other Texas Democratic candidate mailing list. This is from an e-mail that I just received from the Beto campaign
We have a massive goal of knocking on 102,733 doors and making 102,733 calls this weekend -- but weíre just short of enough volunteers to pull it off. So far, thousands of people have signed up to join across the state -- everywhere from Grand Prairie to Galveston, Laredo to El Paso to Amarillo, Houston, Dallas and everywhere in between. Supporters living in cities across the country are gathering for hundreds of phone banks.

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