Texas Senate Race

Skateboarding socialist Beto O'Rourke wipes out

Charles Hurt, Washington Times

Robert Francis O’Rourke — “Beto” for political purposes — narrowly lost to Senate incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas, a state Mr. Cruz should have carried by double digits. But races have a habit of narrowing when the national political media step in and dump millions and millions of dollars in free, glowing advertising for the socialist on a skateboard. Now come the endless investigations, hearings and impeachment circus in the House under Speaker Nancy Pelosi. My question is this: If that strategy did not work very well in a midterm when the Democratic base was super energized, why would it work in two years?

Ted Cruz defeats Beto O'Rourke, wins re-election battle

Al Weaver, Washington Examiner

Cruz, the former 2016 GOP presidential candidate, defeated O'Rourke, who became a celebrated figure for Democrats nationwide after climbing in the polls versus the conservative Republican and his prolific fundraising ability — headlined by his $38 million third-quarter haul — throughout the cycle. However, he was unable to get through Cruz, the polarizing Republican, who spent much of the past two and a half years rehabbing his image back home after losing the 2016 GOP nomination to Trump and his initial decision not to endorse the eventual president.

Cornyn Slipping In Polls

Jim Ellis & Jeff Schmidt, The Blaze

A new poll of likely GOP voters may be a harbinger of trouble for estab. Repub. Sen. John Cornyn. He faces Rep. Steve Stockman, Tea Party favorite Dwayne Stovall, and five others in a 3/4 GOP primary election.

Conservative Launches 'Cruz' Missile to Torpedo GOP BigWig

Garth Kant, WND

Establishment Cornyn's campaign in 'full panic mode.' While conservative Rep. Steve Stockman is vastly underfunded, and he's been heavily targeted by the GOP estab., Stockman has a strategy to knock off the second-most powerful Repub. on Cap. Hill, Sen. John Cornyn.

Why Stockman is a Big Deal in GOP Sen. Primaries

Gawken, Red State

Cruz's 2012 race was for an open seat. Stockman is running against a sitting senator, and in this primary, people won’t be voting FOR Stockman; rather, they’ll be voting AGAINST Cornyn. That’s why Stockman is going to do much better than predicted.

TeaParty's Stockman Challenges GOP-E's Cornyn

Katie Glueck, Politico

Firebrand TX Repub. Rep. Steve Stockman mounted a surprise primary challenge to Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), setting the stage for the latest potentially explosive battle between a tea party darling and an incumbent firmly backed by the GOP establishment.

The Next Ted Cruz

Stephanie Simon, Politico

Texas tea party activists eager to send another firebrand in the mold of Cruz to the Senate launched a movement to draft evangelical historian and Constitutional scholar David Barton to run against Sen. John Cornyn.