O'Rourke falls to Cruz despite $70M fundraising windfall

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Ted Cruz (R), and shared that he called Cruz, wished him well, and pledged to do whatever is necessary to bring Democrats and Republicans together.

Ted Cruz in Texas, but his concession speech fired some other folks up tonight.

But O'Rourke visited all 254 Texas counties and often drew larger-than-expected crowds, even in fiercely conservative areas.


"That's the first news of the evening...they can now open investigations into the President and we can finally find out if Donald Trump has ever done anything unethical", Colbert, 54, stated according to The Hollywood Reporter.

O'Rourke's loss should put to rest the notion that a left-wing progressive can win in deep-red Texas without compromising on key issues. As the race between O'Rourke and Cruz heated up, it came to represent a bitter political divide.

With the win, Cruz kept alive his hopes of mounting a second presidential run once Trump leaves the White House.


"It's the time for choosing".

But the battle with O'Rourke proved that many Texas conservatives remained angry after Cruz clashed bitterly with Trump in 2016 and refused to endorse him during the Republican National Convention. Both said strong early voting statewide was a good sign for them. In total, Cruz and O'Rourke raised more than $100 million. Cruz argued that his opponent's support for gun control and universal health care were too liberal for the Lone Star State.

A Texas Democrat hasn't won any of the almost 30 statewide offices since 1994, the country's longest losing streak.


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