Down the Drain? Beto O’Rourke Raised Record Breaking $38 Million in 3Q
But still trails badly in the polls
Robert O’Rourke, the Democrat Texas senate candidate, raised $38 million in the third quarter, which is the most ever by a senate candidate. Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz only raised $12 million in this quarter.
However, the polls still have Cruz in the lead.
From Dallas News:
“The people of Texas in all 254 counties are proving that when we reject PACs and come together not as Republicans or Democrats but as Texans and Americans, there’s no stopping us,” O’Rourke said.
Fundraising at this pace is typically reserved only for presidential campaigns. And it shows the collective power of many relatively modest donations.
ActBlue, the online Democratic fund-raising platform, makes it easier than ever for candidates to collect small sums from many people, and to prompt supporters for recurring donations. O’Rourke has brought in at least $25 million that way this year, and based on the latest tally, likely far more.
The New York Times poll that ended on Thursday night has Cruz up on O’Rourke by 8 points, 51 – 43. Only 5% of the respondents declined or remain undecided. The two men are pretty much tied with female voters, but Cruz has a lead with men and voters over 45-years-old.
Micah Flippen told The New York Times that “[T]he silent majority will vote for Cruz” because “[N]obody in their right minds think Beto is going to put more money in their pocket except for the abject poor.” He noted that those people will “scream and shout,” but won’t make their way to the polling station.
John Saylor praised O’Rourke’s campaign, but reminded everyone that “this is Texas.” A Democrat has not won a senate seat since 1994.
Earlier this week, Emerson Polling found Cruz with a five point lead as more undecided and independent voters have moved towards the incumbent. It looks like Cruz’s vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh helped him. Professor Spencer Kimball of Emerson Polling said:
But I also think that we’re seeing those undecideds moving towards Cruz because of what happened with Justice Kavanaugh. Voters in Texas favored the Kavanaugh nomination 46% to 41%. There is that 5 point magnitude, that difference between Kavanaugh having an in or not. And that’s the same difference we’re seeing between Cruz and O’Rourke, 47-42, that five point difference. So that’s something we have to ask: Is Cruz now peaking? Like what we said in August, was O’Rourke peaking, back in August? And obviously you want to peak on election day, get the most buzz at that point.
A recent CBS News/YouGov Poll showed 50% of the respondents chose Cruz while only 44% chose O’Rourke.
RealClearPolitics moved Texas from Toss-Up to Lean Republican.
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I hope the Democrat Party goes completely into debt backing him.
Make Abortion Bobby spend it all Ted!
Media, including Drudge, are excited about how much money is being poured into Roberto’s campaign, as though donations = votes. Remember win or lose the Leftry handlers benefit from all the money poured into the campaign.
frankly, am glad the dems are really stupid enough to run some fool like o’rourke–let them blow their money–the more he raises out of state the more he strengthens the resolve of those who live here that disagree with his nonsense–make no mistake, there are of plenty of folks here with seriously deep pockets–even if all it took was money, he wouldn’t stand a chance–cruz will spank him like a red-headed stepchild
Hey Mary, let me help you put two and two together to make four.
The polls and fund-raising go together and therefore the Democrats DO NOT let the pollsters do anything to damage their candidates.
By pretending they had a serious chance to turn Texas Blue these IDIOTS in the Democrat party put a whole lot of funds in to Beto and now they realized they did so at the sacrifice to other vulnerable Democrats and so now they are letting the pollsters let the Democrat donors know that he has no shot and to quit wasting their donation on Beto.
Too late for that $38 million dollars and the Democrats will pay a price for their arrogance because even they can’t afford to flush donor money down the drain like that.
See similar polling results in TN or ND for other candidates they decided to cut loose and are now polling like 20 points lower than before. Is it magic? Or was it all bull**** to being with? Get a clue if you think there are isolated surges in Republicans like that in ONLY selected states.
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