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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is fundraising for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke in Texas.

“I believe in Beto – and I believe he would be a fighter for the people of Texas and all across the country in the United States Senate. But winning in Texas won’t be easy, and Beto’s campaign relies entirely on the support of grassroots donors like you,” Warren wrote in an email to her supporters Tuesday.

The senator asks that folks “chip in today to fight for Beto,” reminding them that “we can win from Texas to Massachusetts and all over the country – if we get organized, stand together, and fight our hearts out – today, tomorrow, and every day until Election Day.”



Billionaire Tom Steyer, one of the leading Democratic megadonors in the 2018 election cycle, suggested he could get involved in a Senate battle brewing in the red state of Texas.

In an exclusive interview with CNBC, the founder of nonprofit group NextGen America said he has not ruled out backing Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat, running against conservative Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz.

“We are intrigued by Texas, and we are aware what we have to do in order to have an impact on a state that big. We need a lot of resources, but we have not made a decision to be involved with it,” Steyer said.



O’Rourke has long said he would not accept corporate PAC or super PAC money to his campaign, but he has no control over whether Steyer or anyone else runs ads on his behalf through an outside group.

“He can still do it,” O’Rourke said. “Literally, not only do I not have any control but I’m prohibited by law from coordinating. Having said that, for he and anyone considering doing this, we don’t want that. It’s not the way to run this, and I’m convinced it’s not the way to win.”

The El Paso Democrat was emphatic outside of the U.S. House chamber when asked about Steyer’s comments.

“Thanks, but no thanks,” he said. “That’s my response. [I] don’t want it. That’s not how we’re doing this.”

O’Rourke added: “This is going to be a real test for Texas and for the country and our democracy to see if people are a match for the PACs and the super PACs and the special interests and the corporations, and I’m all in on the people.”


LOL As if money from outside Texas is not going to roll in to try to save Ted’s ass


Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, argued Tuesday that the Democrat challenging him for his Senate seat, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, is not being supported by “smart, tough Texans,” and instead is getting a lift from Hollywood and liberal politicians from the northeast.

“First Rosie, then Al Franken, then Chelsea Handler, then Chuck Schumer, then Joe Kennedy, and now Elizabeth Warren…it’s clear that smart, tough Texans are the driving force behind Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s Leftist campaign!” Cruz said in a sarcastic tweet Tuesday morning.


That tune wore out decades ago. Go Beto!!



A Texas Democratic donor is raising money for a super PAC to help Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke — against the wishes of the candidate, who has asked super PACs to stay out of the race.

Dallas lawyer Marc Stanley told the Star-Telegram Tuesday that his group is gearing up to try to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, following a Quinnipiac University poll this month that showed the race in a statistical dead heat.

Stanley said the poll, combined with a private survey his group commissioned in February, “shows the time is right” to unseat Cruz.

O’Rourke, a champion of campaign finance reform, has asked PACs to stay out of his race against Cruz. He’s raised $13.2 million for that contest, to Cruz’s roughly $12.6 million.

“I’m not listening to what Beto O’Rourke says, I’m doing what I think is right for Texas,” said Stanley, who chaired former Texas Gov. Ann Richards’s campaign in 1990 in Dallas County.


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LD: this is one heckuva video/literary resume. No shite. Who/what can you send it to? T and R big-time!!