A Quinnipiac University poll shows shows that 47 percent of registered Texas voters in support Sen. Ted Cruz while 43 percent back U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
Cruz shared narratives of Texan heroism, discussed conservative values, and stressed the importance of support amidst an energized Democratic party.
Of $67 million in state-level campaign contributions over one year, $57 million went to GOP candidates, according to a Texas Tribune analysis.
The political landscape had been upended in recent weeks, with a rash of congressional retirements leading to five newly open seats.
Texans in Congress are set to face a dizzying docket of legislation in the coming days, ranging from a tax overhaul to children’s health insurance.
The projected race between O’Rourke and Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is shaping up to be one of the most-watched contests in the November 2018 elections.
Texas’ senior U.S. senator is breaking the thaw: John Cornyn says he is endorsing Ted Cruz for re-election in 2018.
U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, praised House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Saturday but said he does not want her help in his U.S. Senate campaign.
Texas Democrats may not have a full statewide slate yet, but they are seeing early and intense interest in several congressional races.
If he had run, Castro would have had to give up a safe seat in Congress, where he has the two high-profile committee assignments.