Cruz Leads O'Rourke in Texas Race

U.S. Rep Beto O'Rourke is trailing Sen. Ted Cruz in the latest poll

U.S. Rep Beto O'Rourke is trailing Sen. Ted Cruz in the latest poll. Marjorie Kamys Cotera Robin Jerstad The Texas Tribune

O'Rourke, whose Beto for Texas campaign shelled out $5.37 million on Facebook sites from May to October 20, was the biggest spender in that period on ads 'related to politics and issues of national importance, ' Facebook said.

"I wanted to make sure that in the closing days, while we could remain in Houston and Dallas and the biggest metro areas that we come back to the places that have been so good to us", O'Rourke said.

The election has gotten national attention as money has rolled into O'Rourke's campaign from outside Texas in hopes of turning the state blue, but so far Cruz's popularity appears to be overcoming his big money advantage.

Cruz has served as one of two U. S. Senators for Texas since 2012 and seeks senatorial re-election after a lost Presidential nomination in 2016 for the Republican candidacy.

Time for the week that was in Texas politics with Emily Ramshaw, editor in chief of The Texas Tribune.

Notably, the Chronicle previously endorsed Ted Cruz in the 2012 Election.

This Editorial Board has recommended conservative Republicans such as George W. Bush and Mitt Romney for president, along with U.S. Sens.

O'Rourke has become a surprisingly formidable opponent for Cruz. Texas is a deeply conservative state, but he's made inroads with voters. The Star-Telegram Editorial Board endorses Beto O'Rourke for USA senator. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison.

LeBron James is a force on the basketball court but is an even greater one off of it. He raised $61.8 million in support of his campaign, compared with $24.8 million for Cruz. Fellow Democrats have criticized O'Rourke for not sharing his bloated campaign war chest in a midterm election year when Democrats are hard focused on regaining majorities in congress. His heart for the people of Texas is evident in the motto that flashes across the screen if you click on his website: "We all have the chance to succeed".

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