Some people are gearing up in anticipation for Beto 2020, but it must give them some pause that the final tally brings Beto’s campaign spending to a cool $80 MILLION.
From the Texas Tribune:
U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, ultimately raised over $80 million in his unsuccessful bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas — and he left little in his campaign coffers when it was all done.
That’s according to a post-election filing Thursday with the Federal Election Commission that covers Oct. 18 through Nov. 26, or about the three weeks before the election and three weeks after it. The report shows O’Rourke raised $10.1 million during the period, spent $20 million and left $477,000 in the bank, a relatively small balance for what had become an eight-figure operation.
AND… the TedNado spent less than half of that to cruise into victory:
The $10.1 million haul brought O’Rourke’s total raised for the election to $80.3 million — another staggering figure in a campaign full of them. Cruz’s final tally was less than half that — $38.9 million — and came through his campaign as well as two affiliated groups.
WOW! LOL!! I think this might be one of the reasons Trump and Cruz have kissed and made up – this Texas campaign sucked up a crapload of cash from other Senate races for the Democrats, and all for absolutely nothing. And Trump has the Cruznado to thank for that.
One of the better aspects of Beto’s loss is that centrist Dems are in-fighting with left-wing Beto-Dems.
And you all know how much I love dems fighting with dems.
I look forward to Beto 2020 losing a cool billion for Democrats too. And #MAGA.