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O'Rourke Reports Large Haul for Recent Fundraising Period

Congressman Beto O'Rourke is reporting another large funding haul to close out the most recent campaign fundraising period.

According to the O'Rourke campaign, Beto O'Rourke has pulled in $10.4 million for his campaign over the most recent fundraising period. This haul was highlighted by 215,714 individual contributions received by the campaign during the second quarter of 2018, the O'Rourke campaign said.

In a statement, Texas Democratic Party chairman Gilberto Hinojosa praised O'Rourke's fundraising, stating that the numbers proved that Texans "want change."

“Texans made it clear, they want change and they’re making it possible by small-dollar donations, organizing their communities, and leaving no stone unturned as we get closer to November,” Hinojosa said.

In comparison, incumbent Republican Ted Cruz told the Texas Tribune that his campaign pulled in $4.6 million during this reporting period. Numbers are not yet available for Libertarian Neal Dikeman's campaign, according to the Federal Elections Commission website.

Cruz, Dikeman and O'Rourke will meet in the general election for Texas' U.S. Senate seat in November.

 O'Rourke  Photo by O'Rourke Campaign

O'Rourke

Photo by O'Rourke Campaign

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