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1/ @BetoORourke is reportedly running for president.

From a “little-known” El Paso congressman to the name on every 2020 Democratic watch list, the past two years have been a ride.

bit.ly/2UHTsag
2/ Beto O’Rourke’s path to Democratic political superstardom began in early 2017, when he first seemed interested in challenging @tedcruz.

He was a “little-known challenger” who’d face “steep odds” if he jumped into the race. bit.ly/2HjGSeG
3/ Beto O’Rourke proved to be a savvy campaigner, taking the #txsen race to every county in the state.

It was unconventional, to say the least. bit.ly/2UAYLsh
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A bunch of handwringing debate about Beto O'Rourke's performance in the smaller Texas counties - where his 26.6% of the vote underperformed Bill White's 32.4% but bettered Wendy Davis' all-time D low of 22.6%. #txlege 1/
And there is no question that doing better in rural Texas would have helped O'Rourke close the gap with Ted Cruz. But it's important to remember that the smaller counties only contribute around 21% of the vote, so the impact of "underperformance" can be exaggerated. #txlege 2/
Even if O'Rourke had won the same percentage of the vote in the smaller counties as Bill White, he still would have come up short (a lot closer to be sure but still short). #txlege 3/
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Beto O'Rourke was the first Democrat for Senate to win Tarrant County, TX (Ft. Worth) since Lloyd Bentsen. No Democrat for President has won it since Johnson. Tarrant is a microcosm of suburban Texas's Trump revolt. Precinct returns for 2012, 2016, and 2018 below. #txpol #txsen
Watch the educated Anglo areas highlighted in green, where a majority of non-Hispanic whites over 25 are college-educated or more -- that's where most of the 2012-16 swing was. The 2016-18 swing happened in the rest of the county as rebellion spread.
Tarrant County Democrats flipped state and local seats red to blue across the county. Meanwhile, Tarrant County Republicans are trying to eject a Muslim party vice chair for his religion, accelerating their suburban doom. star-telegram.com/news/state/tex…
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If you're watching election results tonight, here's a breakdown of what I'm going to be watching for in the race for Congress as the numbers come in -->
Here are the magic numbers to keep in mind tonight:

Democrats need to flip 23 SEATS in order to win back the House.

Democrats need to flip 2 SEATS in order to win back the Senate.
The first exit polls will land at 5:00pm so we'll have some ideas about makeup of the electorate compared to previous years, etc. The first actual races close at 6:00pm: KY-6 will be the one to watch, with an eye on IN-9, but we won't read *too* much into these.
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My closing #Midterm2018 THREAD: Let's look at how Ted Cruz has knowingly worked to divide and mislead Texans. #txlege
Please RT
#VoteBlueToSaveAmerica #GOPVotingBlue
Ted Cruz FACT: He's invested millions of dollars in digital influence campaigns.
Maliciously targeting you, your family & friends.

Operating largely in the shadows, using firm that harvested data on stolen from millions of unwitting FB users. #TXSen #txlege #TX14 #Psywar #Psyop
Ted Cruz FACT: Files reveal that AggregateIQ—also known as “AIQ”—is the developer behind campaign apps created for Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott, as well as a Ukrainian steel magnate named Serhiy Taruta.
#txlege #TXSen #BetoForTexas #Midterm2018 #CruzCrew
gizmodo.com/aggregateiq-cr…
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Newsday --- November 3rd, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
3 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- November 3rd, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
3 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- November 3rd, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
3 Days Until Mid-Terms

I am adopting "The Wictor Block" Rule:

Be smart/playful/sincere....Feels Good Man

You come at me too hard and aggressively....looking for a response:
I will Block and Move On.
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Beto O'Rourke believes healthcare is a right, so it's unacceptable that 4.3 million Texans are uninsured. He'll fight for universal healthcare; he'll fight to protect pre-existing conditions; he'll fight for us all. #TXSen #BetoForTexas #FlipTheSenate
Beto O'Rourke knows that immigrants helped build America. That's why he's for a humane immigration enforcement system and a path to citizenshp for hard working immigrants. The American Dream is big enough for all. #TXSen #BetoForTexas #FlipTheSenate
By working together & moving beyond party, @BetoORourke helped expand mental health care access for veterans. He knows our veterans should receive the care & dignity they have earned in their service to our country. #TXSen #BetoForTexas #FlipTheSenate
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1/ THREAD: We asked @TedCruz, @BetoORourke and @NealDikeman 17 policy questions we crowdsourced from young Texans.

Here’s what they said to each one.

#tx2018 #txsen #MidtermElections

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2/ Should the state or federal government increase the minimum wage?

@BetoORourke: Yes
@NealDikeman: No
@TedCruz: No

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3/ How should the government help Texans build wealth through homeownership?

@BetoORourke said "expand existing home-buyer assistance programs that help with down payments and mortgage loans." trib.it/1BW
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1/ You may be seeing reports of Texas voting machines changing the selections of some straight-ticket voters.

But the voting machines are not at fault. Here’s what is happening, and how to avoid it.

#earlyvoting #txlege #tx2018 #txsen

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2/ Voters have reported voting for straight-ticket, but when they reviewed their final list of selected candidates, someone from an opposing party was picked instead.

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3/ Here’s the deal: The problems reported are the result of “voters hitting a button or using the selection wheel before the screen is finished rendering,” which de-selects the pre-filled candidate selection. trib.it/1C7
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1/ @BetoORourke and @TedCruz are fighting over America’s most conservative large county.

Will Tarrant County flip in 2018? Is it really a battleground for Democrats and Republicans?

#tx2018 #txsen

bit.ly/2Pog5kZ
@BetoORourke @tedcruz 2/ Tarrant County is a complicated place — the county is urban, suburban and rural all at once.

The outlying ranches and suburbs are mostly a backwater in Texas politics.

Gerrymandered to the hilt, the national parties have mostly ignored this county.

bit.ly/2Pog5kZ
@BetoORourke @tedcruz 3/ But since Trump's election, things have changed.

There’s organic Democratic activism and Beto O’Rourke's high-risk bet to stake his statewide strategy on flipping this county to his party.

bit.ly/2Pog5kZ
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THREAD: On the first day of early voting in Texas, a few civic-minded goodies from your friends at @texastribune👇
#txlege #txsen #txgov #tx2018
@TexasTribune From @AlexSamuelsx5 @rdmurphy: Everything you need to know about casting a ballot in Texas in the 2018 midterms apps.texastribune.org/features/2018/…
#txlege #txsen #txgov #tx2018
@TexasTribune @AlexSamuelsx5 @rdmurphy From @rdmurphy: Every single candidate on the ballot in Texas in statewide, congressional, legislative and State Board of Education races apps.texastribune.org/features/2018/…
#txlege #txsen #txgov #tx2018
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Newsday --- October 20th, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
17 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- October 20th, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
17 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- October 20th, 2018 --- Sat

Nov 6th, 2018
17 Days Until Mid-Terms

I am adopting "The Wictor Block" Rule:

Be smart/playful/sincere....Feels Good Man

You come at me too hard and aggressively....looking for a response:
I will Block and Move On.
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Newsday --- October 19th, 2018 --- Fri

Nov 6th, 2018
18 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- October 19th, 2018 --- Fri

Nov 6th, 2018
18 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- October 19th, 2018 --- Fri

Nov 6th, 2018
18 Days Until Mid-Terms

I am adopting "The Wictor Block" Rule:

Be smart/playful/sincere....Feels Good Man

You come at me too hard and aggressively....looking for a response:
I will Block and Move On.
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Over the last 10 years, I spent the first half working to make a difference through politics and the last half through technology. I’m excited to share the convergence of the two through Speak Up America. 🙌🏼🇺🇸 (Video and link in tweet below)
Speak Up America is an Alexa skill that connects you straight to your congressperson without the need of looking them up, finding contact info, or dialing — Speak Up America connects your phone straight to them. Download available: amazon.com/dp/B07J2HT7Q2/
The goal is to create the easiest way for you to become civically engaged and to make your voice heard. Please share with your friends! Looking forward to feedback and, if you have a moment, would appreciate your review on Amazon to help get the word out for Speak Up America.
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Quick thread on the new Quinnipiac poll on @tedcruz - @BetoORourke #txsen race: It shouldn't be so surprising that Cruz is up 54-45, that's the same spread for the Quinnipiac poll as in Sept and Cruz has consistently led by 5+ points in other polls. 1/ poll.qu.edu/texas/release-…
2/ Also should not surprise that Cruz is capturing nearly 40% of the Hispanic vote. That's about the avg for GOP candidates in TX. Hispanics who vote in TX tend to be more R-leaning than many in the MSM suppose.
3/ Gov. Greg Abbott won abt 44% of Hispanics in 2014, including 51% of Hispanic men. Gov. Rick Perry won abt 40% of Hispanics in his many elections throughout the 2000s. Even now, Abbott and Valdez (who is Hispanic) are splitting the Hispanic vote 46-50.
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1/ In Checkpoint Nation, @MelissaLaLinea takes powerful look at what’s come to be known as the “border zone,” where @CBP has been given free reign to trample on constitutional rights in the name of security.

texasobserver.org/checkpoint-nat… map of the border zone
@MelissaLaLinea @CBP 2/ Nearly two-thirds of all Americans live within the zone, the area up to 100 miles from any U.S. boundary.

Here, authorities can set up checkpoints, search/detain people without a warrant and sometimes enter private land without permission.

texasobserver.org/checkpoint-nat… the border zone touches 38 states and encompasses all of 10 states
@MelissaLaLinea @CBP 3/ Being a U.S. citizen doesn’t protect you from harassment by immigration agents.

Even if you never leave the country, you can encounter @CBP agents — with powers far beyond those of other law enforcement agencies — deep into the interior of the U.S. texasobserver.org/checkpoint-nat… checkpoint
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ATTN! 🚨 @BlueWaveCS is hosting our first DEBATE WATCH PARTY tonight.

Who better to start with than the @BetoORourke vs. @tedcruz showdown?

Live stream here: ➡️bit.ly/BetoRocks

And follow ➡️@BlueWaveCS for live-tweeting of the event.

#FridayFeeling #TXSenateDebate
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Newsday --- September 21th, 2018 --- Fri

Nov 6th, 2018
46 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- September 21th, 2018 --- Fri

Nov 6th, 2018
46 Days Until Mid-Terms

Daily Reminder That Democrats...

1- Are Socialists
2- Want your guns taken away and your family killed.
3- Protects millions of Mexican Illegals
who will hurt your daughters (Mollie Tibbetts)
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Newsday --- September 21th, 2018 --- Fri

Nov 6th, 2018
46 Days Until Mid-Terms

I am adopting "The Wictor Block" Rule:

Be smart/playful/sincere....Feels Good Man

You come at me too hard and aggressively....looking for a response:
I will Block and Move On.
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Texas is fed up with mean-spirited politicians. Beto O'Rourke is inspiring crowds all over Texas because people know he CARES for them. It's time for new Texas leadership. It's time for Beto O'Rourke as Senator. #TXSen #BetoForTexas #BetoMania read.bi/2QctM3I
Are you exhausted by divisiveness in public discourse? So is Beto O'Rourke. That's why his campaign is about inclusion & optimism. He will bring all Texans together, whether GOP or Democrat, to find common ground. #TXSen #BetoForTexas #BetoMania
Beto O'Rourke has visited and talked with people in every one of the 254 counties in Texas, without taking a dime of big PAC money. He will work just as tirelessly to represent the people of Texas in the Senate. #TXSen #BetoForTexas #BetoMania
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NEW @CAPAction Memo: On Pre-Existing Condition Protections, Reconciling Rhetoric with Reality Proves Difficult for GOP Senate Candidates. #INSEN #WVSEN #MOSEN #AZSEN #NVSEN #FLSEN #NDSEN #TXSEN #PASEN #MTSEN
2/ GOP candidates are running for office saying that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions, but lawsuits, administrative actions, and legislation supported by these candidates could lead to these individuals being denied coverage or charged more.
3/ Beyond lawsuits and votes that explicitly undermined these protections, candidates do not support pre-existing condition protections if they refuse to endorse the policy levers that make these protections possible: guaranteed issue, community rating, and EHBs.
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Newsfeed --- July 20th, 2018 --- Fri

Why did the Left start going Full Violence and Crazy about a Month Ago?

I bet they saw these type Trump/GOP's approvals
Blacks - 22-35%
Hispanics- 43-53%

Panic.

Both 538 + Axios are hard lefty polsters and use different methods.
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Newsfeed --- July 20th, 2018 --- Fri

Why did the Left start going Full Violence and Crazy about a Month Ago?

I bet they saw these type Trump/GOP's approvals
Blacks - 22-35%
Hispanics- 43-53%

Panic.

Both 538 + Axios are hard lefty polsters and use different methods.
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Newsfeed --- July 20th, 2018 --- Fri

Why did the Left start going Full Violence and Crazy about a Month Ago?

I bet they saw these type Trump/GOP's approvals
Blacks - 22-35%
Hispanics- 43-53%

Panic.

Both 538 + Axios are hard lefty polsters and use different methods.
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"#ChuckAndNancy" #LimousineLiberals #Politics -- #DemExit #EPluribusUnum

Genevieve Wood: Schumer Shutdown Makes Clear Democrats’ Real Priorities
dailysignal.com/2018/01/21/sch…

#SchumerShutdown | #tcot #PJNET
#LimousineLiberals #Soros #SJW #Antifa #LiberalFascism -- #DemExit #EPluribusUnum

Antifa Member in Custody After Hospitalizing 56 Year Old Outside ‘Night For Freedom’ Event
breitbart.com/tech/2018/01/2…
| #tcot #PJNET
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