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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! 


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  • Optimus Prime 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.”

  • rita allen 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.”

  • Jobie 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!”

  • BARBARA VEGA 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.”

  • Marla Reagle 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!”

  • Ken Reilley 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.”

  • David Chang endorsed

    “We need to take back the Senate!!”

  • Mary Rodriguez endorsed

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

  • Steven Butler endorsed

    “Cruz is everything Americans should fear.”

  • kent/anita mobley endorsed

    “We need a good Texan in this position!”

May 1, 2017

Our favorite Canadian

Today, Joaquin Castro announced that he's taking the fight to Donald Trump from the House, and won't be seeking Ted Cruz's Senate seat in 2018. That means that Beto O'Rourke is the best bet for Texans and Americans to Lose Cruz.

Count yourself among Beto's earliest supporters - THANK YOU for carrying #BetOnBeto across the finish line and beyond our goal of $20,180! This kind of early support helps Beto make the case that people all over the country are behind him in what will surely be a long, tough fight against a powerful - and well financed - incumbent.

With the success of #BetOnBeto, we're inspired to do more. We have a few things in the works to take the fight to Ted Cruz (heads up: Canada Day is just around the corner on July 1...). Stay tuned!

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

  • Optimus Prime 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.”

  • Colorado Resistance endorsed

  • Emilio Herrera endorsed

  • Joseph Burns endorsed

  • Dale Hankins endorsed

  • rita allen 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.”

  • Dana Lee endorsed

  • Jobie 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!”

  • BARBARA VEGA 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.”

  • Beatrice Branch endorsed

  • Marianne Quilez endorsed

  • Marla Reagle 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!”

  • Ken Reilley 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.”

  • Catherine Louvier endorsed

  • David Chang endorsed

    “We need to take back the Senate!!”

  • Mary Rodriguez endorsed

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

  • Steven Butler endorsed

    “Cruz is everything Americans should fear.”

  • Betty Freedman endorsed

  • Shayne Jaquith endorsed

  • Carl Bidleman endorsed

  • Linda Bridgers endorsed

  • Sheri Stonier-Montoya endorsed

  • kent/anita mobley endorsed

    “We need a good Texan in this position!”

  • Georgia Carey endorsed

  • James M. Grimwood endorsed

  • Judy Wells endorsed

  • Mumi-Maria Eugenia Peña endorsed

  • Yee Peng Chia endorsed

  • Michael Selman endorsed

    “I support #BetOnBeto to#LoseCruz in 2018 because Texas needs an honest voice in the Senate who will represent all Texans.”

  • Jared Joseph Catapano endorsed