Beto O’Rourke keeps pressure on Ted Cruz in Senate race’s final hours
The Democrat has energized young voters with his optimism and charisma, forcing his opponent to pull out all the stops
Beto O’Rourke’s insurgent Democratic campaign to steal a US Senate seat in Texas from the Republicans for the first time in a quarter of a century entered its final hours with the party’s new superstar showing no let-up in his legendary energy levels or momentum.
The Texas Senate race is not only the most closely watched of any senatorial contest, given O’Rourke’s audacious bid to eject Ted Cruz from a seat that until this year was assumed to be rock-solid Republican. It has also become the most expensive US Senate race in history – passing the $100m mark.