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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:07 AM

Beto O'Rourke Announces Biggest Fundraising Haul For a Senate Candidate in History

Source: Mediate



by Joe DePaolo | Oct 12th, 2018, 10:06 am

Beto O’Rourke, the man who is trying to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), will have an insane amount of cash at his disposal in the campaign’s closing weeks.

The O’Rourke campaign announced Friday that the candidate brought in $38.1 million in the third quarter — a total which absolutely smashes the previous record for biggest quarter from a Senate hopeful in history.

You just raised a record-breaking $38.1 million in three months. From 802,836 contributions. No PACs, no special interests, no corporations. All people, all the time, everywhere, every single day. pic.twitter.com/IDMFNFwezB

— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 12, 2018


O’Rourke claims the money came entirely from 802,836 unique contributions. “No PACs, no special interests, no corporations,” O’Rourke wrote on Twitter.

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/online/beto-orourke-announces-biggest-fundraising-haul-for-a-senate-candidate-in-history/

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DonViejo Oct 12 OP
meadowlark5 Oct 12 #1
awesomerwb1 Oct 12 #2
Shanti Mama Oct 12 #3
SKKY Oct 12 #4
agingdem Oct 12 #5
TexasBushwhacker Saturday #17
dalton99a Oct 12 #6
DownriverDem Oct 12 #7
rownesheck Oct 12 #9
nycbos Oct 12 #12
TryLogic Oct 12 #14
hamsterjill Oct 12 #15
sarcasmo Oct 12 #8
TexasBushwhacker Saturday #18
Historic NY Oct 12 #10
Julian Englis Oct 12 #11
Lithos Oct 12 #13
JudyM Saturday #16
TexasBushwhacker Saturday #19
andym Sunday #20
madville Sunday #21

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:10 AM

1. I pitched in

And I'm not a Texan but would love to see Ted Cruz lose.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:13 AM

2. That's amazing

Beto beating Cruz would be AWESOME.

He's a genuinely good guy who would do great at the national level as well, if he chose to go that route.

I like the younger Dems a lot: Kamala, Kennedy, Ted Lieu(unfortunately not born in the US so no presidential aspirations for him), Swalwell (really like that he's been out of F's to give for a while now and he's not afraid to go on Faux spews haha), Beto to name a few.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:20 AM

3. I donated, from nowhere near TX

Go Beto!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:23 AM

4. I don't think we have a chance to flip the Senate...

...but damn, if we can get this seat, that would feel like a real win.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:27 AM

5. I live in Texas

in fact I live in El Paso and know the family...two years ago his sister told me he was thinking of running against Cruz...I started donating then and haven't stopped...he's a great kid (I'm 70 so he's kid)...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #5)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 01:04 PM

17. I read that it was his wife's idea

She wasn't crazy about him running for Congress initially, but once he was in, she got behind him. When Trump got elected, she suggested he could do more for Texas and the country in the Senate. Plus EVERYONE HATES TED CRUZ.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:32 AM

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

to help other Democrats win in Texas

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:36 AM

7. How come

Last edited Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:37 PM - Edit history (1)

Beto is 7 points behind Cruz? What the hell happened?

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:05 PM

9. It's Texas.

lots of stupid plus lots of lazy no voters.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:47 PM

12. It Texas.

Abbott is up by 20 points in the governors race. Republican voters are coming home to Cruz.

Beto will be lucky only to have a single digit loss.

I hope that national party hasn't put too much money into Texas.

If you can donate to Missouri, Arizona, Florida or other Dems in tight races.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:53 PM

14. It sounds like Beto could share some funds with candidates in MO, AZ, FL.

I assume that is legal.
I wonder how Cruz feels about his "popularity" nationwide. Ha.

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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:55 PM

15. I think the poll was with 723 people.

Any Texas Dems on here - fuck polls. We gotta vote!!!! If the masses vote, Dems win.

No excuses! Get to the voting booth. Early voting starts October 22nd.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:42 AM

8. No Pac money is the right way. Go Beto.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:06 PM

10. We see nothing of Raphael?

he's in hiding I guess or meeting with the money bags.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:24 PM

11. Truly a people's candidate. Average donation less than $48! No Sheldon Adelson bribes. N/T

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:06 PM

13. I donated more to him than to Obama

And i supported Obama quite a bit...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 10:19 AM

16. Best use of the extra would be to hire a stellar political marketing firm for Dems nationwide.

Sharper and more messaging, on also guard for fast response to inevitable swiftboating of our candidates.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 07:18 PM

19. And he has $13M on hand from last quarter

I hope he has some good ads ready to go. Time to buy some air time.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 01:23 PM

20. He has the "It" factor

Would make a strong national candidate, maybe even President, even if he loses in red Texas.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 01:39 PM

21. It's still Texas though

They will spend the next few weeks pounding the airwaves that Beto wants to take all their guns away, that will give Cruz a bump. I'll predict Beto 44% to Cruz 53%.

Did he have to give up his House seat?

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