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Cruz Outraises O’Rourke in Third Quarter

After getting outraised by his Democratic opponent earlier this year, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas appears to have regained fundraising momentum from U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso.

In the third quarter, Cruz raised over $2 million for his re-election campaign and its allied groups, his team announced Wednesday, shortly after O’Rourke’s campaign unveiled his haul for the three-month period: $1.7 million.

The numbers represent a turnaround for Cruz, who raised less than O’Rourke did during the second quarter — a disparity that gave the challenger a boost of momentum as he got his campaign off the ground earlier this year. Cruz still maintains a strong cash-on-hand advantage over O’Rourke, $6.38 million to the congressman’s $2.8 million.

The campaigns made their fundraising totals and cash-on-hand figures available ahead of a Sunday deadline to report them to the Federal Election Commission.

In tallying Cruz’s numbers, his team takes into account three groups: Ted Cruz for Senate, a re-election campaign committee; the Jobs, Freedom, and Security PAC, a leadership PAC; and Ted Cruz Victory Committee, a joint fundraising committee that sends contributions to the re-election campaign and his leadership PAC.

O’Rourke’s campaign touted that it received roughly 7,000 more individual donations during the third quarter than Cruz did — 32,969 to Cruz’s 25,977. O’Rourke’s team also noted that he continued to reject PAC money over the period, “unlike nearly every single other campaign in the country.”

Read related Tribune coverage:

  • “As frustrated as y’all are, I’m sitting there everyday!” Cruz told a Tea Party group in which the Texas Republican insisted he too is frustrated with his party’s recent performance. [Full story]
  • At the Texas Tribune Festival, O’Rourke said “I don’t want Nancy Pelosi to come to Texas to campaign with me.” [Full story]
  • U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke has become known for his impassioned language on the campaign trail, particularly f-bombs. Watch our compilation. [Full story]

Author:  PATRICK SVITEK – The Texas Tribune

O’Rourke partners with Rep. Knight to Introduce ‘Better Informing Veterans’ Healthcare Decisions Act’

On Monday, Congressman Beto O’Rourke introduced the bipartisan Better Informing Veterans’ Healthcare Decisions Act with Congressman Steve Knight of California.

This bill is an effort to keep us honest when it comes to serving our veterans.

It requires that wait times for VA appointments and disability appeals are posted prominently at places where service members make career decisions like reenlisting in the military.

“George Washington said, ‘the willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.’ This legislation will help service members make informed decisions and increases pressure on our government to make the necessary improvements to the VA to ensure we keep the best and brightest in our military,” said Congressman O’Rourke.

“Our veterans sacrificed everything for our country, and we owe them quality care during and after their service,” said Congressman Knight. “We must hold the VA and other federal agencies accountable if they fall short on that care, and the Better Informing Veterans’ Healthcare Decisions Act is a good step in doing just that.”

O’Rourke set to have Town Hall Meeting + Food Trucks Today

Fresh off his trip to Vietnam and Southeast Asia with fellow lawmakers and President Obama, Congressman Beto O’Rourke returns to the Sun City for a town hall meeting Tuesday.

“My staff will be on hand to help you with any problems you may have with a federal agency, including the Social Security Administration, Medicare and Medicaid, and the Veterans Affairs Administration,” O’Rourke stated via news release.

He added, “This is my opportunity to tell you about my work in Washington, D.C. and your chance to ask me questions about the issues that are important to you…hearing from my constituents is crucial to helping me do a better job in Washington, D.C. “

Congressman Beto O’Rourke Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Insights El Paso Science Center
521 Tays St, El Paso, TX 79901
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

*We invite you to bring your lunch to the Town Hall. Food trucks will be onsite from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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