The Texas GOP had also played up O'Rourke's punk rock past - the Democrat had been in the band Foss - and two alcohol-related arrests from his 20s.
What's more exciting than voting in the midterm elections? O'Rourke supported various progressive initiatives, including the implementation of universal health care and looser immigration laws. "I think we have every indication, based on turnout so far, that we're going to have a very good day tomorrow".
"Ted Cruz knows how to get the job done for Texans and tonight's victory shows voters trust him to put their values first", National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardner said in a statement. But Cruz's friendliness didn't dissuade the comic from continuing to mock him.
A win from the 46-year-old O'Rourke - whose given names are Robert Francis but who goes by Beto - would post a major win for the embattled Democratic Party.
What pundits are saying: Nate Silver reports that Cruz's lead narrowed, noting that one of the polls they cite is a Democrat polling outlet, but FiveThirtyEight is still marking the seat as "Likely R", with a 7-in-9 chance Cruz wins (78.8%).
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The shooting Friday was in a small Tallahassee shopping center and multiple police cars and ambulances were on the scene. Other outrages in his life included women who gave him their phone numbers and later told him they had boyfriends.
"It's the time for choosing".
"All the money in the world was no match for the people of Texas", Cruz said. "They're filled with rage and hatred for the president". That total shattered the U.S. Senate's existing fundraising record and easily surpassed Cruz's fundraising effort, which produced roughly $40 million.
The Democratic congressman from El Paso raised a whopping $69 million and growing - the most of any US Senate candidate in history.
Seemingly unfazed by Triumph's reference to President Donald Trump's 2016 attacks on Cruz's wife, the Texas Senator reaffirmed his support for the Constitution and dismissed any concerns about Twitter. "The Trump administration, and by extension the (Texas Gov. Greg) Abbott administration, have done quite enough to intimidate voters without staging military rehearsals on Election Day".