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Cruz Outraises O'Rourke in Third Quarter

In the race for United States Senate, Ted Cruz has claimed the advantage in the third quarter of fundraising, according to the Texas Tribune.

Cruz announced this week that he had outraised Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke in the third quarter of financial reports. Cruz's campaign and allied organizations raised about $2 million in the third quarter versus $1.7 million reported by O'Rourke's campaign.

The $2 million reported by Cruz comes from Cruz's senate campaign, Jobs, Freedom, and Security PAC and Ted Cruz Victory Committee. O'Rourke's $1.7 million comes in the form of direct contributions to the congressman's campaign.

While O'Rourke did not outraise Cruz again in the third quarter, he did land more single contributions than Cruz's committees, 32,969 to Cruz's 25,977.

For other candidates running for senator, finance reports showed less raised than the two major competitors. Republican Stefano de Stefano reported raising $59,936 for his campaign, while Democrat Roman McAllen reported a balance of $0. McAllen has recently changed his campaign plans to challenge Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick in 2018.

Republican Dan McQueen has not yet filed with the Federal Election Commission and therefore did not report any financial activity during the third quarter.

Photos by the Federalist, Houston Chronicle

Photos by the Federalist, Houston Chronicle

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