In a Texaans baseballstadion waited thousands of supporters at the Texas Democrat Beto O’rourke. The Democratic Senaatskandidaat lost by a mere three percentage points of his Republican rival Ted Cruz. Despite his defeat chanted thousands of people ‘Beto! Beto! ” when O’rourke appeared. The Democratic rising star is the new hope of progressive voters in the Republican bastion of Texas.
The tone of the Democrat was positive when he in his speech, his defeat is admitted. “I believe in you, I believe in Texas and I believe in this country,” said O’rourke at the collected …
The tone of the Democrat was positive when he in his speech, his defeat is admitted. “I believe in you, I believe in Texas and I believe in this country,” said O’rourke at the assembled audience. “I feel inspired and hopeful. The loss today doesn’t diminish what I have for Texas or this country feel.’
In spite O’Rourkes narrow defeat the Democrats also have reason to be hopeful. For the first time in twenty years, is a Democratic candidate in a traditionally Republican bastion of Texas so close to a seat in the Senate come. Is likely to be O’rourke a major player during the presidential elections of 2020.
Long before the election of Tuesday was the Democrat already compared to Robert Kennedy, because of his charisma, looks, language proficiency, and intense political passion.
“O’rourke has collected more money than any other Texas Democrat, managed to get the public more whips than any Texas Democrat or Republican in recent history and breathed new life into the Democratic party. Even though the Betomanie tonight in the dust is bitten, he has a bright future, ” said Mark Jones, a political scientist from Rice University, in The Guardian. Also The Washington Post about the large masses of the young Democrat during his campaign was able to mobilize on his rallies.
O’rourke visited all 254 counties of Texas with a positive message about an inclusive society. He took aim at young voters, moderates and Never Trump-voters. Clothes with the inscription ‘Beto for Texas’ are now very popular in Democratic circles. As also mentioned Beyoncé in her support for O’rourke with a Beto-hats.
The Democrats were hoping that with Beto O’rourke, a new wind through the Texas would blow. The Democrat was 38,1 million dollar check for his election campaign, an absolute record for a Senaatsverkiezing in the US. The previous record stood at 22 million dollars, when Republican Rick Lazio in 2000 against Democrat Hillary Clinton was recorded. According to the independent news site Texas Tribune gathered O’rourke three times as much money than his Republican rival Ted Cruz, that 12 million dollars a month.
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