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HOUSTON | The Latest: Trump ramps up immigration rhetoric in Texas

HOUSTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s campaign rally for Sen. Ted Cruz (all times local): 8:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is ramping up his rhetoric about immigration ahead of the midterm election, casting Democrats of being soft on border security. At a political rally in Houston, Trump shouted accusations against Democrats, saying without … Continue reading HOUSTON | The Latest: Trump ramps up immigration rhetoric in Texas

HOUSTON | The Latest: Trump: Nobody helped me more on taxes than Cruz

HOUSTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump’s campaign rally for Sen. Ted Cruz (all times local): 7:15 p.m. President Donald Trump says nobody helped him more to cut taxes and regulation than Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Trump said Monday at a political rally in Houston that Cruz has “become a really good friend of mine.” … Continue reading HOUSTON | The Latest: Trump: Nobody helped me more on taxes than Cruz

AUSTIN, Texas | Trump again attacks O’Rourke, tweets he’s ‘a lightweight’

AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump is again attacking Texas Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke ahead of his Houston rally supporting incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The president tweeted Friday, “Beto O’Rourke is a total lightweight compared to Ted Cruz, and he comes nowhere near representing the values and desires” of Texans. Trump added: “He … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Trump again attacks O’Rourke, tweets he’s ‘a lightweight’

AP FACT CHECK: Cruz, O’Rourke claims cite taxes, immigration

Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke abandoned his optimistic tone and attacked Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as “Lyin” Ted in their second debate before the election, borrowing a nickname first used by President Donald Trump. It was one of the challenger’s last chances to gain ground on Cruz, who is leading the polls even though O’Rourke … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Cruz, O’Rourke claims cite taxes, immigration

HOUSTON | Cruz, O’Rourke debate may be last chance for big moment

HOUSTON — Frank Randazzo, a retiree near Houston, volunteers for his local GOP office knocking on doors of undecided voters amid the most expensive U.S. Senate race in the country. He did a double take when a man with a Beto O’Rourke sign in his yard declared he was voting Republican. “He told me to … Continue reading HOUSTON | Cruz, O’Rourke debate may be last chance for big moment

WASHINGTON | Keeping it real: Democrats push candidates to be authentic

WASHINGTON  — Beto O’Rourke’s response to a question during a Houston town hall meeting this past summer lasted only four minutes. But for some Democrats it said everything. It was authentic. In an exchange that quickly went viral, the Democrat congressman and Senate hopeful was asked whether he found NFL players who knelt during the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Keeping it real: Democrats push candidates to be authentic

SAN ANTONIO | O’Rourke’s improbable Senate run still needs Latinos to win

SAN ANTONIO — Beto O’Rourke’s improbable U.S. Senate campaign has challenged expectations of what was thought possible by a Democrat in Texas. But with just weeks before Election Day doubts remain over whether he can pull off another crucial feat: getting a surge of Latinos to the polls. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is aiming to … Continue reading SAN ANTONIO | O’Rourke’s improbable Senate run still needs Latinos to win

AUSTIN, Texas | NOT REAL NEWS: Beto O’Rourke not ‘slapped’ with FEC charges

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas, who is running against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for a Senate seat, has not been charged with federal campaign finance violations as suggested in claims circulating online. The claims stem from a letter the Federal Election Commission sent the O’Rourke campaign, dated Sept. 30 , that … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | NOT REAL NEWS: Beto O’Rourke not ‘slapped’ with FEC charges