04.04.2018 09:46 AM

Punk rock bassists are the best

The New York Times:

HOUSTON — Senator Ted Cruz of Texas kicked off his re-election campaign this week with a new Texas-themed slogan and a new video, but something else that was entirely new went largely unspoken — a formidable and well-funded Democratic opponent.

For the first time in Mr. Cruz’s rise to political prominence in Texas, he is facing a serious Democratic challenger, Representative Beto O’Rourke from El Paso, who has stunned political observers by raising more money than any Democrat who has ever run for a Senate seat in Texas.

Mr. O’Rourke, a former punk-rock bassist and El Paso city councilman, has raised $13.2 million in the race so far, and outraised Mr. Cruz in three of four Federal Election Commission reporting periods. (Mr. Cruz has not yet reported his latest fund-raising.) In the first three months of 2018, Mr. O’Rourke raised $6.7 million, more than any other Democratic Senate candidate in the country in that period.

3 Comments

  1. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Warren,

    Poor Ted. Cruz really lost his edge when he renounced his Canadian citizenship. LOL.

  2. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Warren,

    Remember when your old boss used to call them Nervous Nellies? Well, that’s me. I have a bad feeling that the democratic streak will slowly peter out before the mid-terms.

    Hope I only have an overactive imagination.

  3. Nasty Bob says:

    Yeah well I was going to contribute to your campaign but when I contacted the PC’s they said I had to talk to somebody named April Phoules but I can’t find her contact info ?

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