'Beto 2020' Buzz Builds Immediately After O'Rourke's Senate Defeat

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he would support Beto O’Rourke in his Senate race against Ted Cruz

Cruz did show the humility to pay tribute to O'Rourke for his campaign - as the boos rang out among his supporters - and what he had done to mobilise and energise young voters.

The tightness of the race meant Cruz had to lean on his former political rival - President Trump, whom he competed against in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

"The Trump administration has "done quite enough to intimidate voters without staging military rehearsals on the day our nation exercises our most important democratic obligation", Burke said". He insists he won't run for any office higher than Senate, but that's done little to quash speculation that he could challenge Trump for the presidency in two years.

The race was the most expensive in the U.S. Senate's history and the first to surpass $100 million in total fundraising.

During his bid for the Senate, O'Rourke tapped Facebook to build an email list of millions of supporters, and used the social media platform to raise money.

"This is the man, what's Ted Cruz have that you don't have?"

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Then Triumph made his way over to the Ted Cruz rally, or a "Duck Dynasty cosplay convention".

It wasn't Beto O'Rourke's night.

"It's the time for choosing". "Why this is happening now, why the president is stirring these issues up at this moment with 24 hours before we decide this election - I'll leave that to you to conclude".

"You told me this is very emotional for you", Haake noted. O'Rourke himself had been mentioned as a possible 2020 White House contender - but that was dependent on him staying within striking distance of Cruz. Shortly before they were about to start, officers on the scene said they were postponed. For the last few months of the campaign, O'Rourke routinely outraised Cruz as momentum for the El Paso congressman grew and the race tightened.

A Texas Democrat hasn't won any of the almost 30 statewide offices since 1994, the country's longest losing streak.

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