Texas race

AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke raises $38.1M, triples Cruz despite sagging polls

AUSTIN, Texas — Democrat Beto O’Rourke said Friday that he raised a record-breaking $38.1 million in the last three months, more than tripling the haul of his Republican opponent, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, in a Texas race that’s become one of the country’s hottest — if not its closest. O’Rourke said the funding came from … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke raises $38.1M, triples Cruz despite sagging polls

AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke bets national attention lifts him in Texas race

AUSTIN, Texas— If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O’Rourke would win Texas’ Senate race in a landslide. Video of the candidate defending NFL players’ right to protest during the national anthem had been viewed by millions even before NBA star LeBron James called it a “must-watch.” Another of … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke bets national attention lifts him in Texas race

The Latest: Runoff set to replace Lamar Smith in Texas race

AUSTIN, Texas (/March 6, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on primary day in Texas (all times CST): 12 a.m. A businessman will face a former chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the runoff for the Republican nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith in a hotly contested San Antonio district. Matt McCall … Continue reading The Latest: Runoff set to replace Lamar Smith in Texas race