comScore BLUE WAVE? Ted Cruz Challenger Beto O’Rourke Raises Massive Funds

BLUE WAVE? Ted Cruz Challenger Beto O’Rourke Raises Massive Funds

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is challenging Ted Cruz for his Texas Senate seat, raised a staggering $6.7 million in the first quarter of 2017, his campaign announced.

That eye-popping haul comes in the wake of news that Paul Ryan’s Democratic challenger, Randy “Iron Stache” Bryce, raised an impressive $2.1 million to challenge the House Speaker.

O’Rourke, a former punk rocker who is looking to unseat the Republican incumbent, notched his biggest fundraising quarter yet with the haul. He has also out-raised Cruz in three of the last four quarters, The Texas Tribune reports. Cruz has yet to release his numbers for the last quarter.

“Furthermore, the $6.7 million total came from more than 141,000 contributions — another record-busting number for O’Rourke,” per the Tribune.

Last quarter, O’Rourke raised $2.4 million from 55,000 individual contributions.

Watch Beto rock out with his band in 1994 above.

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