The Texas Tribune reports:
U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, raised $38.1 million for his U.S. Senate campaign in the third quarter, a new record for the largest fundraising quarter ever in a U.S. Senate race, according to his campaign.
The haul more than tripled Republican incumbent Ted Cruz’s fundraising for the past three months, which Cruz has said was over $12 million. O’Rourke has consistently raised more than Cruz in the race, but this is the widest gap yet.
The $38.1 million is by far the largest amount raised in a quarter by a Senate candidate, surpassing Republican Rick Lazio’s record of $22 million in 2000 for his bid against Democrat Hillary Clinton in New York.
Texas conservatives have tried every dirty trick they can, including a fake robocall endorsement by Iran’s president and fake text messages claiming that Beto wants volunteer drivers to help get undocumented immigrants to the polls.
Ted Cruz leads Beto O’Rourke by 9%, new poll shows https://t.co/MgxvVFrO2J
— Houston Chronicle (@HoustonChron) October 11, 2018