The O'Rourke haul may be the top national example of Democratic donors funneling cash to long-shot candidates with strong personal appeal sometimes at the expense of lower-profile races that will be more pivotal to party efforts to win the House and Senate. Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, which raised $25.5 million in the lead up to the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries, and is more than former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush raised during his entire 2016 presidential campaign.
These fundraising numbers come on the tail of a new Quinnipiac University poll showing that Cruz holds a 9 percentage point lead over O'Rourke.
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Ted Cruz, announced Friday that his campaign raised $38.1 million in the third quarter of 2018, shattering the previous record for a U.S. Senate candidate by more than $15 million and adding fuel to Democratic hopes that the reliably red state remains in play in November.
O'Rourke has refused to go negative, instead recently recording a 30-second TV spot in real-time on Facebook live, declaring: "You've probably seen the negative attack ads seeking to scare you about what we're trying to do for this country at this critical moment" and offering a message of unity instead.
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Foreign minister Kang also on Wednesday said the measures were a key obstacle to the restarting of South Korean tourism to Mt. Asked about Kang's remarks and consultation with South Korea , Trump said, "They won't do it without our approval".
Cruz and O'Rourke have been embroiled in a surprisingly tight race for the Senate seat, with Cruz holding a 7-point edge, according to polls. Sen. He raised $22 million in the third quarter of that year.
Cruz has repeatedly brushed off his opponent's monster fundraising, saying the "extreme left" is energized by hatred for President Donald Trump and that, since there are more Republicans in Texas than Democrats, all he has to do is turn out his base to win.
Congressional candidates must report their third-quarter fundraising to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by October 15. Ted Cruz in new polls released this week; setting the stage for a last-minute showdown heading into the 2018 midterms. Adjusted for inflation, that would be worth $31 million in 2018 dollars, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
It can also buy him more digital advertising, a form of spending that his campaign has invested more money in than any Senate candidate by a wide margin.