We haven’t seen the pathetic media slobber all over a candidate like Beto O’Rourke since Obama was running for president. They did countless glowing profiles on him and tons of Hollywood money flowed to his campaign but he still lost.
Ted Cruz wins reelection over Beto O’Rourke
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz locked in a second term Tuesday by defeating Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, seeing off Democrats’ most aggressive attempt in decades to win a statewide office in Texas.
Cruz had 51 percent of the vote to 49 percent for O’Rourke when three networks called the race with less than a quarter of the precincts reporting.
Texas hasn’t had a Democratic senator since 1994, but O’Rourke — a third-term congressman who speaks fluent Spanish — ran an energetic and well-funded campaign that captured attention from Democrats nationally. A progressive Democrat from El Paso, O’Rourke ran hard on health care, immigration and education funding. And he raised over $70 million by mid-October, largely from small donations, while touring the state’s rural counties and large population centers alike ginning up enthusiasm.
O’Rourke’s campaign forced Cruz, who feuded with fellow Republicans for long stretches of his first term, to run hard for a second six-year term. He attacked O’Rourke as a liberal out of step with Texas’ traditional conservatism on immigration, drugs and a host of other issues.
Tough luck for the media and Hollywood but it’s great news for Texas and America.