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**Update 5/1 - Joaquin Castro announced today that he's taking on Trump in the House and won't be seeking Cruz's Senate seat. That means Beto is the best chance for Texas and the country to lose Ted Cruz in 2018.**

The Dallas Morning News reports that Cruz is a key go-between for Trump and the House in trying to take away millions of Americans' health insurance. He rarely meets with constituents and is beholden to his one-time political nemesis, Donald Trump. Texans and Americans deserve better than Ted Cruz.

Beto is a homegrown, grassroots Texan. He served as a city councilperson in El Paso for six years. Since 2013, he's represented the Texas 16th district in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving on the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and the Armed Services Committee, working on behalf of the more than 1.5 million veterans who served this country and who are proud to call Texas home.

Beto isn’t your average politician. He's a fierce advocate of term limits and a small businessman, starting Stanton Street Technology in 1999 to create high-skill, high-wage jobs for the people of Texas.

Beto is accessible. Unlike Ted Cruz and other Republicans hiding from their constituents, serving and listening to constituents is Beto's bread and butter. He meets with his constituents and is accountable to his neighbors, not to the powerful national lobbies that Ted Cruz uses as his own campaign piggy bank.

Cruz has the lobbyists, but Beto has Texans. Show your support to oust Ted Cruz in 2018 by donating! 


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “It is time to take back our freedom, and in the name of what we all believe in, we take the battle to them, in any way we can. This is our home. We must defend it, and what it means to be a true American.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse #BetOnBeto to #LoseCruz in 2018 because Texas has To trust the men and women we elect to do the right thing for us in Washington. Ted Cruz has proven it is all about him. We need a man with ethics to stand up for the citizens of Texas and against the President, the alt-right, and special interest groups.”

  • endorsed

    “I am so proud to back Beto! Finally, we have someone to take this position away from the Republicans! With Castro in his position and Beto in this one, Texas will take on a different look! Thank heavens!”

  • endorsed

    “HE SHARES THE VALUES THAT SO MANY OF US HAVE. HE IS NOT RACIST. HE WILL BE FAIR TO ALL. AND TED CRUZ HAS TO GO. TED CRUZ HAS NO MORALS OR BACKBONE.”

  • endorsed

    “Ted Cruz NEVER represented me or voted in favor or against things that I called or emailed him about. Beto will represent you! And I won't change the channel when he gives a speech!”

  • endorsed

    “Our great state needs true representation in the Senate, not a big money addict who is just a cancer on Texas. Ted Cruz must go.”

  • endorsed

    “We need to take back the Senate!!”

  • endorsed

    “Cruz thrives on creating fear...we need a senator who has a positive outlook on our future.”

  • endorsed

    “Cruz is everything Americans should fear.”

  • endorsed

    “We need a good Texan in this position!”

April 4, 2017

Woot! More than $12,500 and 450 donors

What an amazing effort - in Beto's first weekend in the race to take on Ted Cruz, we helped raise more than $12,500 from almost 500 donors. And he packed the hall at the IBEW event in Houston on Sunday, in addition to stops in Austin and Dallas. Clearly people all over Texas and the country think it's time to #LoseCruz in 2018! 

Bustle agrees

Although it's been a Republican stronghold since the mid-90s, the Lone Star State's politics might soon reflect the blue in its iconic flag. The presidential election had special resonance for Texas, which publicly excoriated Sen. Ted Cruz and made the state's proud political tradition something of a mockery. Now, the 4 million Texans who voted Democrat in November are turning to one man to represent them against Cruz in 2018. Rep. Beto O'Rourke could flip Texas for the Democrats, starting a movement in the Senate that could carry into 2020.

You know Beto thinks grassroots donors and support are crucial. He wants all of us (all of YOU that donated) front and center in the fight to save Texas from Cruz and Trump! Thanks for helping get this fight off on the right foot - more to come when we hit our $15,000 goal!

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