This could be big.
Courtesy of Vox:
Rep. Beto O’Rourke might only have a long shot at flipping one of Texas’s US Senate seats blue, but he is making gains among one group that generally votes Republican: Texas independents.
O’Rourke, the Democrat challenging Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, is trailing his opponent by six points, according to a new poll from the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune. The survey found that 45 percent of likely voters said they would cast their ballot for O’Rourke, compared with 51 percent for Cruz.
But Texas independents have broken with their usual political allegiances in a surprising way. Republicans in Texas generally rely on independents and moderate Democrats to maintain their significant hold over state politics. In the Senate race, however, independent voters prefer O’Rourke to Cruz by 12 points, which suggests the grassroots enthusiasm that has rallied local progressives around O’Rourke may be spreading beyond the Democratic base.
I am not ashamed to admit that if O’Rourke beats Cruz I am going to run through my house screaming like a preteen girl at a Taylor Swift concert.
I hope I am alone because that will be a little hard to live down.
I think the only thing that will excite me more would be if Alyse Galvin beats Don Young up here in Alaska.
Trust me I will be bouncing off the walls if that happens.
And do you know what? We can do it, there are more of us than there are of them, all we have to do is turn out and vote.
I don’t want to brag, but I already did.
How about you?