AUSTIN, Texas – New numbers from Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, show that he has outraised Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the race for U.S. Senate.
- O'Rourke raises three times more than Cruz
- Sets historic record for Senate race
- 2018 Voting Guide
Numbers released Friday morning by O’Rourke’s campaign show that he raised $38 million in the third quarter of 2018. That’s more than three times the amount of Cruz, who’s said he raised more than $12 million during the same period. O’Rourke has now set a new record for the largest fundraising quarter in a U.S. Senate race.
O’Rourke’s platform has centered around fundraising without taking any money from Political Action Committees.
According to his campaign, the $38 million came from 802,836 individual contributions, a majority of it from Texas.
“The people of Texas in all 254 counties are proving that when we reject PACs and come together not as Republicans or Democrats but as Texans and Americans, there’s no stopping us,” said O’Rourke. “This is a historic campaign of people: all people, all the time, everywhere, every single day -- that’s how we’re going to win this election and do something incredible for Texas and our country at this critical moment.”
On the campaign trail, O’Rourke has touted visiting all 254 counties in Texas, hosting town halls even in historically Republican districts.
Neither campaign has disclosed how much cash on hand it has.
Election Day is November 6.
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