U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke campaigns in Houston U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke campaigns in Houston.
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In all of my years, I never imagined that I would ever see a US President insult any US Senate candidate with the likes of calling them a "flake," "overrated," "trying to turn Texas into Venezuela," and a "dangerous socialist."
At the Houston rally yesterday, Donald Trump called Beto a "stone cold phony. "He pretends to be a moderate, but he's actually a radical open-borders left-winger."
Beto's measured response completely ignored the President's insults, after being besieged by reporters in Houston:
"This is an extraordinarily beautiful day," O'Rourke told the group of early risers, speaking through a megaphone. "Look at this sky. It's cool, it's fall -- we're gonna vote. Listen, we've all worked for a very long time to be here at this moment together."
Epic levels of early voting were in the headlines all over Texas, from a note from Chris Evan, Communications Director for Beto O'Rourke:
Here are some of the incredible headlines from the first day of Early Voting, and this in a state renowned heretofore as the lowest voter turn out state in the USA (so that might tell the pundits something?):
Early voting begins with a big surge ~~~ Laredo Morning Times
County's Early Voters Nearly Break a Record ~~~ Fort Worth Star-Telegram
'Presidential Turnout' As Early Voting Begins ~~~ Austin American-Statesman
Record-Busting Day for Bexar Voters ~~~ San Antonio Express-News
Lines Form At Early Voting Locations On First Day ~~~ Tyler Morning Telegraph
First Day Smashes Midterm Record ~~~ Houston Chronicle