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O’Rourke on Senate Thinking: “I’m Pretty Close”

The Cruz camp believes Castro is slightly more threatening than O’Rourke.

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Kimberly Railey
Feb. 22, 2017, 9:21 a.m.

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)


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