Author: Hank Fitzgerald

Supporters of senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke cheer during a Democratic watch party following the Texas primary election, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Opinion: Beto won’t beat Ted in senate race

If you never left our little corner of Fort Worth, also known as the “TCU Bubble,” it might seem as though the outcome of the US senate race in Texas has already been decided. Buttons on backpacks, stickers on laptops and cardboard signs in front yards in the surrounding neighborhoods all announce the same conclusion– “Beto for Texas.”

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Beto won’t win Nov. 6. Sorry.

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic representative of Texas’ 16th congressional district, is riding a new wave of enthusiasm in Texas. The turnout in the recent Democratic primary was up 84 percent higher than the last midterm cycle in 2014 with over 1 million votes– the first time Texas Democrats have reached that figure since 2002.

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