After a controversial conservative group released an undercover video featuring O’Rourke’s staffers, his campaign said that those staffers "took it upon themselves" to use campaign funds to donate supplies to an El Paso nonprofit.
The Rio Grande Valley has long been a Democratic stronghold. But U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is trying to tap into an often overlooked conservative base in this stretch of the border in his re-election bid against U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke.
Cruz and O'Rourke have, together, raised $103 million in their battle for a U.S. Senate seat, according to a Texas Tribune analysis of both campaign's accounts. Check out our updated deep dive into their fundraising.
On this week's TribCast, Emily talks to Ross, Patrick and Emma about President Trump's rally for Ted Cruz, huge early voting turnout and the governor's statewide campaign — for GOP candidates other than himself.