Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) set an all-time national US Senate fundraising record for a three-month period with his performance in the 3rd quarter. Mr. O’Rourke raised an incredible $38 million just in the 90-day period. For the campaign, his total receipts exceed $61 million. In comparison, Sen. Ted Cruz (R) obtained $12 million for the quarter and $24 million for his entire campaign.
The effects of the O’Rourke fundraising advantage are unclear at this point. The new Siena College/New York Times poll (10/8-11; 800 TX likely voters) finds Sen. Cruz taking a 51-43% lead. O’Rourke’s resources guarantee that we will see interesting times in the closing weeks of the Texas campaign.
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