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USA Today on Beto's Use of Facebook; Early Voting Breaking Records; Ft. Worth Star Telegram Endorses Beto!

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Big wonderful news: For U.S. Senate: Electing Beto O'Rourke is good business

By the Star-Telegram Editorial Board

October 26, 2018 06:22 PM

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For U.S. Senate: Electing Beto O'Rourke is good business

By the Star-Telegram Editorial Board

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O'Rourke's "new way" campaign against politics-as-usual has drawn attention, and also money. But much of what he says, particularly about immigration and healthcare, sounds like what Texas business conservatives used to say before the emergence of New York Republican Donald Trump.

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn says we shouldn't deport Dreamer students over their parents' mistakes. Former Gov. Rick Perry, now energy secretary, has said a border wall "doesn't make sense." President George W. Bush endorsed a path to legal status for those who came illegally but worked peacefully, supported the economy and showed good character. These are the same Texas values that O'Rourke now defends. Cruz was elected with no experience in any council or legislature, and it shows. His intransigence prevents him from currying support or

negotiating deals to help Texas.

This Editorial Board has recommended conservative Republicans such as George W. Bush and Mitt Romney for president, along with U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison. But Cruz does not measure up. This office needs a reset. The Star-Telegram Editorial Board endorses Beto O'Rourke for U.S.


Early voter turnout: O'Rourke's strategy appears to be working. In Harris County, which includes Houston, 181,916 voters turned out in the first three days of early voting, compared to 83,347 for the same period during the 2014 midterm elections, according to the Texas Tribune. Travis County counted 83,162 votes the first three days, compared to 27,116 votes in the same period of 2014.

Introductory note: USA Today, the Megabehemoth of Journalism, with its 4.4 million readers, the largest in America, sometimes foreknown for deep penetrating articles and sometime known for superficial news-lite coverage, has taken note of Beto O'Rourke's extensive use of Facebook and other social media tools. They call him the "Facebook candidate," but I think that is superficial and misses the point of Beto's campaign using every imaginable social media tool to reach voters (except until recently asking his supporters to use letters to the editor to register their support and to also bring about eventual endorsements on the editorial pages of Texas newspapers. He has done very well with that, by the way, with 4 out of 5 of the major Texas papers endorsing him: Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, El Paso, with Austin still not there yet!)

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