Beto O’Rourke Raises $7.2 Million For Texas Governor Bid
Failed Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke (D), who announced his bid for Texas governor in November, has reportedly raised $7.2 million since launching his campaign.
According to O’Rourke’s team, “the 46-day fundraising haul is a record for a Democratic candidate in Texas,” The Hill reported.
“I’m grateful to everyone who helped us raise more than $7.2 million in the first weeks of our campaign,” the Democrat said in a statement.
“While Abbott is taking million-dollar checks from the CEOs who profited off of the grid collapse, we’re receiving support from people all over Texas who want to ensure that our state finally leads in great jobs, world class schools and the ability to see a doctor,” the failed candidate added.
Greg Abbot (R) has shown to be no slouch on fundraising himself, with the Texas Governor reportedly boasting $65 million on hand, garnering $19 million of that from July to December alone.
O’Rourke, who unsuccessfully ran against Texas Senator Ted Cruz in 2018, doubled down on his desire to unconstitutionally seize AR-15s from the American people upon announcing his gubernatorial bid in November.
“We should not allow our fellow Americans to own and use weapons that were originally designed for battlefield use that AR-15, that AK-47 has one single solitary purpose and that is killing people as effectively, as efficiently and great a number in as little time as possible,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash.
Governor Abbot highlighted Beto’s promise as yet another example of the desire of Democrats to take guns away from the American people.
“Beto wants to: – defund the police – kill good paying oil & gas jobs – allow chaotic open border policies – support the failing Biden agenda – impose socialism – take your guns. Bring it,” he wrote:
“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, AK-47,” O’Rourke proudly exclaimed back in September of 2019.
A Quinnipiac University Poll released last month concluded that Abbott currently leads O’Rourke by double digits, 52 percent to 37 percent. Despite this, some Republicans have expressed fear that O’Rourke could clinch an unexpected victory, especially after he narrowly lost by a margin of only about 2 points to Texas
Senator Ted Cruz in the state’s 2019 senate race.
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