Asked about a potential Senate run for Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R) seat, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-16) said, “I’m pretty close. I really want to do this.”
“I wouldn’t have said it last year, but I think he has a chance,” said Anne Caprara, of the Priorities USA super PAC, who is advising O’Rourke.
“The Cruz camp maintains that it isn’t worried about either but sees” Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-20) “as slightly more of a threat than O’Rourke. But while the Castros have the fundraising prowess and name recognition, their pragmatism and caution could keep both from seeking higher office so soon.” (Washington Post)