Beto O’’Rourke had some choice words in his concession speech after Sen. Ted Cruz won the race for the Texas senate. Although early results showed O’Rourke running neck and neck with Cruz, the incumbent senator managed to pull off a victory.
O’Rourke gave an impassioned concession speech to screaming fans where he told his hometown: ‘El Paso, I love you so much’ and then dropped the f-bomb as some networks carried his speech live.
“I want to thank this amazing campaign of people,” he said. “All people all the time, all the time, in every single part of Texas, all of you, showing the country how you do this. I’m so f****** proud of you guys.”
MSNBC was airing his speech when the obscenity occurred.
“Sorry for the F-bomb,” anchor Brian Williams said. “We have no control of what’s in the concession speeches.”
Cruz led in the polls throughout their campaign, but O’Rourke gave him enough of a political scare he campaigned like a man who was afraid he’ll lose. The senator held some 50 rallies in the past six weeks and brought in his former rival for the 2016 presidential nomination, Donald Trump.
But even a loss for O’Rourke could be a win.
The two-term Congressman from the Texas-Mexico border has exploded on to the national political scene. He used social media, even doing Facebook Lives in his car as he drives between campaign rallies and orders from Whataburger.
He set a Senate fundraising record when he brought in $38 million in the third quarter. This has resulted in O’Rouke being named as a possible 2020 presidential candidate, which he denies interest in.
A Democrat in Texas hasn’t won statewide election Texas since 1994.
“If you look at the dynamics, we’ve got numbers on our side. There are a lot more conservatives than there are liberals. What the O’Rourke campaign has had on their side is intensity. The liberals who are in Texas are really, really mad. They hate President Trump. That anger is dangerous. I mean, that anger is mobilizing. It means they’re gonna show up no matter what. As I’ve said, they’ll crawl over broken glass to show up,” Cruz told ’60 Minutes.
He conceded: ‘Intensity is always potent. Intensity turns people out at the polls.’
Cruz wrapped up his campaign on Monday with a final stop at the spot where he officially launched his re-election bid: a Houston-area honky-tonk called the Redneck Country Club.
The president slammed O’Rourke during the Oct. 22 rally and praised Cruz, his one time rival for the Republican presidential nomination.
Trump called O’Rourke a “stone-cold phony” as he mocked him for campaigning on his nickname Beto instead of his given name “Robert.
“And he pretends to be a moderate, but he’s actually a radical, open-borders left-winger,” Trump contended.
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