The rain's coming in sheets as folks file into the Douglas Community Center in Pittsburg, Texas, population 4,707.
On Tuesday, Raju tweeted that Cruz said he was "absolutely" rattled about Democratic turnout in Tuesday's primaries. "Right now is the time to nominate candidates".
Democrats need to gain 24 seats nationwide to retake the U.S. House of Representatives, a feat that would allow the party to block the Republican president's legislative agenda.
"Of the 254 counties [in Texas], we've visited 226 so far".
Kopser's willingness to compromise with Republicans on issues like border security funding and a clean DREAM Act has made him a frequent target for Crowe and McFadden, who've labeled him as an "establishment candidate" and "Republican-lite". According to Houston Public Media, voters in deep red counties like Tarrant reportedly showed up by the hundreds to attend O'Rourke's campaign rally.
She says she'd love to see Texas "turn blue". "We have four qualified candidates, and I think it's up to the people of the district to decide".
O'Rourke's substantial fundraising has also drawn notice. "The Early Voting numbers we are seeing are a direct result of the sheer power of our Democratic volunteers", said Donovan. Cruz raised about $800,000 during the same period.
Below is a message that I received out of Texas today.
It's not just an uptick in Democratic voters happening in Texas, but an increase in candidates putting their names on the ballot, too. Texas, followed by IL in two weeks, will give us our first hints of how well they're going to handle it. Two other Democrats are vying in the primary beyond Mr. O'Rourke: Sema Hernandez, who calls herself a "Berniecrat", and Edward Kimbrough, a retired Postal Service official. And David Wasserman, the U.S. House Editor of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, noted after early voting closed that there was a 105% spike in early voting among the Democrats since 2014, while Republicans only saw a 15% spike. But Texas suburbs were a rare bright spot for Hillary Clinton in 2016: While Mitt Romney won the district by 22 points in 2012, Trump carried it by just 10 points. They hate the President.
Klobuchar, Harris and Brown - like Kennedy and O'Rourke - are voices for income equality, ending the corruption of dirty money in politics, the competent use of government to better the lives of our people and national security policies that defend America from the attack against democracy that is now coming from Russian Federation and China.
The tall, thin 45-year-old sometimes gets described as a West Texas version of John F. Kennedy. He says "we're kind of on the road to ban all guns".
Democrats have repeatedly failed to recruit challengers even in areas where they have a good chance of victory.
As the Trump administration suffers from the political equivalent of a nervous breakdown and an quake election is approaching in November, it is appropriate to consider the Democratic stars who are emerging to take the limelight in what will be known as "post-Trump America", which may begin sooner than pundits think.
The gun issued changed the political arithmetic so completely in the Republicans' favor that Democrats, increasingly located in the suburbs and in America's cities, gave up on culturally conservative voters and decided the party should avoid talking about gun control if it hoped to woo any working-class whites.
Cruz's campaign did not respond to requests for comment, but Cruz is taking the race seriously.