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Beto O’Rourke wins Democratic Primary in Texas after rejecting donations from super PACS

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Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) will face Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in November after winning the Long Horn state’s Democratic primary Tuesday night.

Prior to taking office in 2013 representing El Paso, O’Rourke was a punk rocker-turned-businessman who sat on the El Paso City Council. He announced his bid for Senate in 2018, and did so specifically to unseat Cruz. In the interim, he repeatedly out-raised the Republican senator, garnering $2.4 million in donations in the first 45 days of 2018 alone without the help of large political action committees.

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O’Rourke will become the first Texan Senate candidate to run on a pro-marijuana legalization platform, and is known for supporting LGBT and immigrant communities.

The congressman beat out Democratic candidates Sema Hernandez and Edward Kimbrough to win the party’s nomination.


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Trump is a vampire who feeds off his own followers — and no one deserved to be drained more than Jeff Sessions

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Former senator and disgraced former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally come, at age 73, to what is almost certainly the end of the road for his villainous political career. On Tuesday night, the right-wing Republican who served as a U.S. senator from 1997 to 2017 lost in his comeback attempt, defeated in the Republican primary for his old seat by Tommy Tuberville, a man whose cartoonish name better suited his previous career as head football coach at Auburn. The runoff election between the two wasn't even close, with the Riverboat Gambler (a silly and self-serious nickname for Tuberville, especially when "The Tubz" was right there for the taking) taking more than 60% of the vote.

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Aides scramble to satisfy Trump’s need for adulation from big crowds during a pandemic: report

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In the wake of President Trump's less-than-stellar campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, campaign aides scrambled to reschedule another one in order to redeem themselves, setting their sights in the state of New Hampshire for their next event.

But the event was abruptly called off, thanks to an incoming tropical storm that never materialized. But according to inside sources speaking to POLITICO, the cancelation was more due to concerns about attendance -- a concern that underscores a challenge for the Trump campaign: how to satiate Trump's need for big crowds in the midst of a pandemic.

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‘Complete and utter moron’: Anti-mask Republican derided after he ‘dismantles himself’ amid grilling from CNN host

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Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) is facing a backlash online after appearing Wednesday on CNN to argue against mask mandates, which are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Sabatini told CNN host Brianna Keilar that mask mandates were a violation of Florida's constitution. "This is something government has never done before. We've never had government telling people what you have to do with your own face," he said.

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