In recent poll Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke only trails Ted Cruz by one point.

By |2018-08-29T08:08:03-08:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |18 Comments

Can you say “blue wave?”

Courtesy of The Hill:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R) leads his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, by just 1 point in their Texas Senate race, well within the margin of error of a new poll from Emerson College.

The survey, which was released on Monday, found that Cruz leads O’Rourke 38 to 37 percent. Four percent of voters favor a different candidate and 21 percent remain undecided.

The survey comes as O’Rourke continues to gain momentum in his quest to unseat Cruz.

While Texas has not elected a Democrat to the Senate in three decades, polls continue to show that the race between O’Rourke and Cruz will be tight. Just last week, a new NBC News–Marist survey found that Cruz led O’Rourke by 4 points.

In addition, the Cook Political Report shifted the race from its “likely Republican” column to “lean Republican” earlier this month.

Winning a Texas Senate seat while taking Ted Cruz out would be a HUGE deal for Democrats, and it is looking more and more like that is a very real possibility. 

And this O’Rourke fellow is extremely impressive. 

Take a look at this answer he gave about NFL players kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem. 

Yeah, that really makes me wish I could also vote for Beto O’Rourke. 

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  1. Beaglemom August 28, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I agree with Mrs. Betty Bowers. O’Rourke eloquent defense of football players “taking the knee” is beautiful. His tone is perfect; he covers all the possible bases; and he’s absolutely right. If I lived in Texas, I’d be out canvassing neighborhoods for him daily.

    • Chris August 29, 2018 at 4:34 am

      I just donated $200 to BETO campaign on this video. Thanks for posting it. I live in Texas and will definitely vote for BETO.

  2. anon August 28, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    “if their congregations don’t vote for GOP candidates in the November midterms, they’ll be “one election away from losing everything you’ve got.”
    “Because if they don’t — it’s Nov. 6 — if they don’t vote we’re going to have a miserable two years and we’re going to have, frankly, a very hard period of time because then it just gets to be one election — you’re one election away from losing everything you’ve got.”
    “the president used a stock market analogy to laud his supposed achievement.

    “Maybe it’s why you are very plateaued. I hate to say it, if you were a stock, you’d be like, you’re very plateaued,” the president said, reportedly prompting laughter from his evangelical audience. “I really believe you’re plateaued because you can’t speak. They really have silenced you. But now you’re not silenced anymore.”

    Trump reportedly went on to say that he knew religious leaders “like” him.” they really like meeeeeeee.

  3. anon August 28, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    ““Part of it is because of some of the things I’ve done for you and for me and for my family, but I’ve done them. … This Nov. 6 election is very much a referendum on not only me, it’s a referendum on your religion, it’s a referendum on free speech and the First Amendment.”

    If the GOP loses, he said, “they will overturn everything that we’ve done and they’ll do it quickly and violently, and violently. There’s violence.”

    • Anonymous August 28, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      Like his impeachment will cause the stock market to bottom out?
      He always threatens violence and the bug-eyed lap it up.
      When was the last time he was ever in church?
      I’ll gladly take my chances.

  4. CFR August 28, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Beto has had a town hall in each of the 254 counties in Texas at least once, many counties more than once. These are real town halls where he will answer each and every question asked. He is running a true grassroots campaign, which in my mind greatly resembles that of my departed friend US Senator Paul Wellstone D MN whose legacy is the Family Medical Leave Act.

    The campaign is energized will volunteers from all walks of life. My red neighborhood has BETO signs up in it as do many others. It’s time for Texas to have a Texas Senator that cares and Beto does.
    But what this campaign needs is $$$$$, Cruz is starting to run dirty campaign ads and while the campaign is energized that single factor may be the make or break to this run. If you’ve got 5/10/20 bucks to throw at a campaign out of your state I would say this one could be a game changer.

    I think it will be very close, but if he doesn’t win this time I think he will on his next run( again, like Paul). So if you dislike Ted Cruz and want to send him packing throw some money At Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, millions of Texans will forever thank you.

    • Anonymous August 28, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      OH the ads. We’ve got a Cruz-type here in Oregon, Knute Buehler, trying to oust the governor.
      Would I ever LOVE it if Cruz was booted. He makes my skin crawl.

  5. Anonymous in Chicago August 28, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Well that speech certainly can give Americans, who are non-Texans, real hope. Good luck, Beto.

    • Anonymous August 29, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      I am ready to move to Texas to vote for Beto. Loved his “taking the knee” perspective, we need more Beto.
      Love him more now that the TexGOP brought up his band. He is pitch perfect anytime I’ve seen or heard him.

  6. gli August 28, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Cruz looks like such a fat greasy pig.

  7. Anonymous August 28, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    He’s the only candidate I give to regularly here. Would love to see lyin’ Turd go down. We need Beto here badly..

  8. complexkid August 28, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    I will cast my vote for him in your name Gryphen. Beto is amazing. He gives us hope.

  9. Anonymous August 29, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Why do they keep bringing up it is disrespectful to people in the military, since when is the National Anthem only for people in the military?

    If they are so concerned about the military, how come they haven’t asked trump when is he going to end the wars?

    • BLM August 29, 2018 at 7:57 am

      “Hopkins, who is also black, was clearly outraged. ‘That wasn’t just a dog whistle, that was a bullhorn,” “When you say monkey in reference to an African-American, he might as just as well said the N-word,”
      “DeSantis needs to immediately apologize or drop out of the race. This is absolutely racist.” “If he gets away with it this time, he’s going to continue to do it. They did it to the Obamas, referring to them as primates and now he’s going to do it to Andrew Gillum.”
      Hopkins agreed that it was no accident. DeSantis “knew where he was when he said it. He knew the audience he was talking to,” “Hopkins added that he was “sick and tired of people using racist language and gaslighting us and telling us it’s not racist. It’s racist and DeSantis needs to be held accountable for it.””

  10. Anonymous August 29, 2018 at 8:20 am

    I would vote for Beto just so I wouldn’t have to listen to Cruz’s voice any longer.

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