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O'Rourke Says He Raised $10.4M Since April For Senate Race Against Cruz

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUT
Hundreds of supporters braved summer rainstorms to see United States Congressman Beto O'rourke at a rally in East Austin. The three-term representative is challenging Republican incumbent Ted Cruz for a seat in the US Senate.

Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) says he raised a massive $10.4 million between April and June for his campaign to unseat Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

The sum brings O’Rourke’s total raised since he began his campaign to more than $23 million. He ended the first quarterof 2018 with more than $8 million in cash on hand.

Meantime, Cruz says he raised $4.6 million in the second quarter. He reports more than $10 million cash on hand. Cruz has also raised about $23.6 million total for his re-election campaign.

Neither candidate has filed his official campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission yet.

Polling puts O’Rourke at least 5 — if not more — percentage points behind Cruz in the Senate race. 

Matt Largey is the Projects Editor at KUT. That means doing a little bit of everything: editing reporters, producing podcasts, reporting, training, producing live events and always being on the lookout for things that make his ears perk up. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mattlargey.
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