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Texas Elections 2018

How much money have Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke raised outside Texas? We don't know for sure.

Each Texas candidate for U.S. Senate has criticized the other for raising money outside the state. But campaign finance rules make it difficult to say who has raised more.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (left) and U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, at their first debate, in Dallas, on Sept. 21, 2018.


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Politics State government 2018 elections 2018 Texas U.S. Senate Election Beto O'Rourke Ted Cruz