Once, the Republican Party wouldn’t have been worried that some young Democrat would take down one of their star incumbents in a state as red as Texas. Now, they’re shaking in their boots.
It’s because of Beto O’Rourke, who Democracy for America endorsed because he’s running a massive people-powered campaign that could topple Ted Cruz — and potentially flip the Senate to Democratic Party control.
Now, new reports out this week show that — with his poll numbers slipping — Cruz may lose. And Republicans are freaking out.
The truth is, we’re not surprised. Beto is running an awe-inspiring grassroots campaign across the state of Texas focused on the issues that matter — like Medicare for All — and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the very top.
After underestimating the grassroots power and promise of Beto’s campaign for Senate, top Republicans are now questioning Cruz’s chances of keeping his seat.
Cruz’s former communications director for his presidential campaign admitted on MSNBC that it’s “possible” he’ll lose, pointing out Beto “consistently out-fundraised him 2-to-1, and he doesn’t take PAC money.”
The second top Republican in the Senate, John Cornyn, has called Beto’s people-powered momentum “a serious threat,” while Donald Trump — who hasn’t historically been, er, a big fan of Cruz — has tweeted that he’ll try his best to rally conservatives to Cruz’s sad cause in October.
With November fast approaching, there is now serious hope that Beto’s unprecedented grassroots campaign in Texas can flip this critical Senate seat. But if there’s one thing we know, it’s this: Now that they know that this race is seriously competitive, Republicans are going to give it their all to stop us from winning in Texas.
We’ve got to ramp up critical support now for Beto — before Republicans can save Ted Cruz from political oblivion. Chip in $3 or more today to help Beto’s grassroots volunteers knock on more doors, make more calls, and get out the vote today.
Thank you for doing your part to support Beto’s game-changing campaign today.
Eden James, Political Director
Democracy for America