Despite a sense of momentum, the Democrat’s unconventional campaign is in unchartered territory as the candidate faces new scrutiny and political attacks.
The senator released a digital counterpunch to his competitor’s viral video, though it has yet to pick up the same steam.
It might help if he loses to Ted Cruz.
O’Rourke continues to nip at Ted Cruz’s heels in the latest poll, even if a third of the state's voters are unfamiliar with him.
"I can think of nothing more American," the candidate said. It’s another viral hit for the digital wunderkind.
Thank you, Ted Cruz campaign, for introducing the Whataburger-themed insult to Texas politics.
The Senate leadership was briefed on the Texas race as a pair of new polls show O'Rourke neck and neck with the incumbent Cruz.
All other statewide offices on the ballot remain comfortably in the hands of Republicans.
Ted Cruz versus Beto O’Rourke may be the most anticipated Texas race on the November ballot, but June’s state party conventions were all about Donald Trump.
House speaker Joe Straus asks President Trump to stop the policy, while State Representative César Blanco asks Abbott to cease National Guard deployment.