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Beto O'Rourke Says He's Raised $38.1 Million Since July — Vastly Out-raising Ted Cruz

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Beto O'Rourke at the Turn Out for Texas rally at Auditorium Shores in Austin on Sept. 29, 2018.

Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D-El Paso) says he's raised $38.1 million since July 1 for his effort to unseat incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz this November.

Last week, Cruz said he raised $12 million in the same period, which was a record for a Republican candidate.

O’Rourke’s record-shattering third-quarter fundraising haul brings his total to more than $60 million since he began his campaign last year.

O'Rourke raised $10.4 million in the second quarter. Cruz raised $4.6 million in the same period, reporting more than $10 million cash on hand.

Recent polling has shown Cruz with a lead over O'Rourke, but the race is considered a toss-up, which in itself is unusual in deep-red Texas.

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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