Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Shooting anniversary overshadowed in the race for Texas Senate

Ted Cruz backs Trump on birthright citizenship Screenshot | Fox News
Deanna Wagner | 08 November, 2018, 13:22

The raw numbers are astounding. O'Rourke has sought to win over Republicans who are angry about the direction of the country, and to activate people he describes as "nonvoters" in a state where many eligible voters do not turn out to the polls. O'Rourke, a three-term congressman from El Paso, also told "60 Minutes" that "the more people that show up, the better we do" in Tuesday's election. And early voter turnout has surpassed that from the 2012 presidential election. That's compared to the 4.7-plus million total ballots cast in 2014's top-of-the-ballot Texas governor's race. "I feel very good about our prospects, not just on Election Night, but on being able to deliver for the next six years that follow on every priority, from health care to education to immigration to criminal justice reform". He says there are more Republicans than Democrats in Texas, so if he can avoid conservative complacency, he'll win easily.

"Cruz dismisses that, saying 'Texas won't be bought" and blaming the "hard lefT" which he says is "filled with rage" against President Donald Trump.

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The surge in early voting is not a phenomenon that is limited to Texas. He has not endorsed any other candidates in the midterm elections.