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LIVE VIDEO: Beto O’Rourke Debates Ted Cruz

PBS reports: Republican Sen. Ted Cruz will face Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Friday in Dallas, the first debate of the Texas Senate race. The hourlong debate is being hosted by the Dallas Morning News, Southern Methodist University and KXAS-TV. The debate — the first of three scheduled debates in the race — will take place at Southern Methodist ...

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Analyst Moves Texas Senate Race To Toss-Up

The Hill reports: The Cook Political Report on Friday updated its rating for Texas’s heated Senate race, moving it from leans Republican to toss-up amid new polls showing Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) in a tightening race with Sen. Ted Cruz (R). The change in rating Friday came amid two other Senate race changes, with the prediction website changing the race ...

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TEXAS: Ted Cruz +9 In New Quinnipiac Poll

Quinnipiac Polling reports: Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz has a 54 – 45 percent likely voter lead over U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, his Democratic challenger, in the Texas Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. This is the first survey of likely voters in this race by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll, and can not be ...

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TEXAS: Cruz And O’Rourke Agree To Three Debates

The Texas Tribune reports: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his Democratic challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso, have agreed to three debates before Election Day. Announced Friday by both campaigns, the schedule calls for debates Sept. 21 in Dallas, Sept. 30 in Houston and Oct. 16 in San Antonio. Each event will be an hour long and ...

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TEXAS: Willie Nelson To Headline Beto O’Rourke Rally

Roll Call reports: Willie Nelson may be getting up there in years, but there’s always time for firsts. And for the first time ever, the 85-year-old country music star will take the stage to perform on behalf of a political candidate. Nelson is the headline act for a rally in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 29 for Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the ...

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Former Spox For Ted Cruz: Yes, He Could Lose [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: On Sunday night, former Cruz campaign strategist Rick Tyler said his old boss may be in trouble deep in the heart of Texas as O’Rourke may pull off an upset win. “It’s possible,” Tyler said on MSNBC. Although Texas is such a red state, that doesn’t seem to be helping Cruz right now. “It should be ...

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Ted Cruz Tells Rally Crowd That Beto Wants To Turn Texas Into California With “Tofu, Silicon, And Dyed Hair”

Raw Story reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told a rally crowd in Humble, Texas that his opponent would turn Texas into California by bringing “tofu, silicon and dyed hair,” according to a Reuters reporter. James Oliphant of Reuters was at the rally, where Cruz was asked repeatedly about a White House aide’s comments suggesting that he could lose to Democratic ...

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Top Republicans Advise Donors That Cruz Could Lose Senate Race Because He’s Not “Likeable” Enough

The New York Times reports: A pair of top Republicans acknowledged in a private meeting on Saturday that the party was battling serious vulnerabilities in the midterm elections, including what one described as widespread “hate” for President Trump, and raised the prospect that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas could lose his bid for re-election because he is not seen as ...

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TEXAS: Ted Cruz Edits Beto O’Rourke’s Viral Video To Make It Look Like He Really Loves Burning The Flag

The Dallas Morning News reports: Sen. Ted Cruz’s latest effort to inflame conservatives — a video in which Rep. Beto O’Rourke appears to express enthusiasm for flag burning — hinges on heavy splicing and a creative interpretation of a long-winded comment. O’Rourke did not say he’s “grateful” for flag burning. Nor did he say that flag burning is “inherently American.” ...

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PANIC: Cruz Skips Senate Votes To Campaign At Home

Roll Call reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) missed votes this week as he spent time campaigning back in Texas, where he is running in a closer-than-anticipated Senate race. The Senate cut its work week short, but before they did so the chamber held seven roll call votes to clear nominees for President Trump. GOP Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the No. ...

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TEXAS: Poll Shows Dead Heat For O’Rourke And Cruz

The Washington Examiner reports: Incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz leads Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke by one point in their Texas Senate race, putting the two in a dead heat for the seat. An Emerson College poll puts Cruz at 38 percent compared to O’Rourke’s 37 percent among registered voters. Twenty-one percent are still undecided, according to the poll, conducted Aug. ...

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Ted Cruz: Something Something NFL Kevin Bacon

The Washington Examiner reports: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz used a tweet from actor Kevin Bacon to take a shot at his Democratic opponent in the 2018 midterm election on Thursday. Bacon, well known for his roles in movies such as “Footloose,” shared a viral video on Twitter of Beto O’Rourke, a congressman from El Paso vying for Cruz’s Senate seat, ...

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Ted Cruz: I’m In Real Race Against The “Hard Left”

Roll Call reports: Sen. Ted Cruz has admitted his race against Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke will be a tough one. The Republican told ABC13 that his re-election bid is a “real race” because of energy on the “hard left.” “The anger on the left is real. And so I think the urgency for conservatives, the urgency for Texans who ...

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TEXAS: Beto O’Rouke Shrinks Ted Cruz’s Polling Lead

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) holds a six-point lead over Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) in the race for Senate in Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Wednesday. Cruz’s support comes in at 49 percent among Texas voters, according to the survey. O’Rourke comes in at 43 percent. That’s a significantly smaller lead for the incumbent than ...

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TEXAS: Cruz Challenger Closes Gap In New Poll

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) holds a narrow lead over Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), a poll released Wednesday showed. A Quinnipiac University Poll, conducted April 12-17, deemed the race too close to call. Cruz leads O’Rourke, by 3 percentage points — 47-44 — which falls within the poll’s margin of error of 3.6 percentage points. Support ...

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TEXAS: Cruz Challenger Reports Huge Donations

The Texas Tribune reports: U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, raised over $6.7 million for his U.S. Senate bid in the first quarter of 2018, according to his campaign, a staggering number that poses a new category of threat to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. The haul is easily O’Rourke’s biggest fundraising quarter yet, more than double his next-closest total for ...

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Lyin’ Ted Mocks Name Of Dem Challenger [AUDIO]

CNN reports: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s first shot at his expected Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke? Mocking his name. As Tuesday’s primaries were closing, Cruz’s campaign released a 60-second radio ad that was a country music jingle prodding O’Rourke for going by “Beto” rather than “Robert.” “Liberal Robert wanted to fit in, so he changed his name to Beto and ...

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