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 Beto O'Rourke tops $70M as race with Ted Cruz passes $100M; ActBlue donors sent staggering $53M
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    Todd J. Gillman Robert T. Garrett



Updated at 4 p.m.: Revised to include details of O'Rourke's reliance on donors using ActBlue.

WASHINGTON -- The cost of a U.S. Senate seat from Texas has never been higher, and Rep. Beto O'Rourke's insurgent bid to topple Sen. Ted Cruz has now attracted $70 million as the El Paso Democrat keeps setting new national records.

Three-quarters of that, a staggering $52.8 million, came in via ActBlue, an online portal that has allowed O'Rourke and other Democrats to crowdsource the otherwise arduous task of fundraising.

With Cruz raising $29.7 million since early 2017, when O'Rourke joined the race, the combined total has now crossed $100 million, a first for any U.S. Senate race in history.

The Democrat's latest campaign report, filed early Friday with the Federal Election Commission, showed he brought in nearly $8.5 million from Oct. 1 to Oct. 17, padding a tally that was already the most for any Senate candidate anywhere, ever.

Cruz's tally since the start of the election cycle, after his election in November 2012, is $40.5 million.

O'Rourke's campaign spent $21 million in the first 17 days of this month and still had $10.3 million in the bank. Cruz spent $9.7 million and entered the final stretch with $6.7 million.


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Robert Francis is blowing through it all with those annoying TV ads and texts and awesome videos.
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Robert Francis is blowing through it all with those annoying TV ads and texts and awesome videos.
You call the one with the pompom girls 'awesome'?
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You call the one with the pompom girls 'awesome'?

Maybe I should have used a sarcasm tag?
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I looked at this on both open secrets and fec.gov

Of the 70m Beto received 9.4m came from Texas 13%
Of the 30m Cruz received, 9.9m came from Texas 33%.

Beto's claims of not taking PAC money appears to be the case, but they are over looking the practice bundling that has come his way.

The top 4 were:
Alphabet (Google)
University of Texas
AT & T
University of California.

So government employees at 2 state universities make up a lot of his donations.
Why would Google and AT & T top the list? tTe net neutrality thing (to monopolize it)?

Cruz biggest were financial institutions and law firms, and PACs which isn't a surprise, Cruz being a lawyer and for a better business climate.

Woodforest Financialgroup topped the list.followed by:
Senate Conservative fund
NorPAC
Sullivan and Cromwell- interesting that this group and NorPAC gave more to Dems than Republicans.









« Last Edit: November 02, 2018, 09:20:09 AM by GrouchoTex »

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Robert Francis is blowing through it all with those annoying TV ads and texts and awesome videos.

As well as illegal immigrant caravans, it seems.

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As well as illegal immigrant caravans, it seems.

I saw that last night on twitter.
I wonder if any of the MSM will pick it up?
I doubt it.

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I saw that last night on twitter.
I wonder if any of the MSM will pick it up?
I doubt it.

Are you kidding. Only one route for this info -

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MSM "factcheck", deemed a lie.
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