AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz says his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, more than doubled him in fundraising over the past three months — continuing a surprising donation losing streak and potentially tightening a November race that once looked like a slam-dunk.
O’Rourke says he raised more than $10.4 million over the past three months. He announced his latest fundraising numbers Wednesday night on Facebook Live.READ MORE: MLK Day Off To A Cold Start, Sunny Skies Ahead With Highs In Lower 60s
O’Rourke said Wednesday that his donations through June 30 came from nearly 216,000 contributors. He has more than $14 million in campaign cash on hand.READ MORE: It Was Demolished After Being Damaged In A 2019 Tornado, But Today Fish City Grill Reopens
O’Rourke’s campaign has shunned donations from outside groups but still racked up impressive fundraising totals, repeatedly outraising Cruz.
A onetime punk rocker, O’Rourke has repeatedly outraised Cruz since announcing his Senate bid in March 2017. His high-energy campaign has attracted national attention.
A Democrat hasn’t won any Texas statewide office since 1994. It’s the longest losing streak in the country.MORE NEWS: No Home Field Advantage For Dallas Cowboys As They Shoulder Another Playoff Loss
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