Ex punk-rocker O'Rourke launches longshot bid against Cruz

"Congressman Beto O'Rourke has a big announcement to make on Friday", the email said, soliciting contributions and offering the recipient the opportunity to sign up to "be the first to know what it is" he plans to announce.

If O'Rourke secures the Democratic Party's nomination, he would likely face an uphill battle in a Republican-dominated state - since 1994, zero Democrats have been able to attain any statewide office. "We both agreed‎ that we've got to come to our decisions about the whether to enter the race", Castro said.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) will announce on Friday that he'll challenge Sen.

A Castro bid is no sure thing; he has a rising profile in Congress, he's on the leadership track in the House of Representatives and he's deeply involved in the investigations into whether Russian Federation interfered with the 2016 elections. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio is considering a bid. Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), who told the Austin American-Statesman in mid-February that he'd make a decision in eight weeks, is among the other Texas Democrats mulling a run.

Mickelson off to good start at Match Play in Texas
Casey was always in front advancing to 3-up after 7 holes but with the South Korean winning the next two holes with birdies. He showed up, then drove the green on the par-4 opening hole at Austin Country Club to within 12 feet for eagle.

After months of speculation, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke will reportedly announce on Friday that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Senator Ted Cruz according to the Houston Chronicle.

O'Rourke has struggled to emerge as a central political figurehead within the House and garner national attention, but he recently stepped into the spotlight during a bipartisan road trip with Republican Rep.

"So you don't know until you do it", O'Rourke said. His father once was the El Paso County judge, and O'Rourke is a former member of the El Paso city council.

Cruz, 46, is a Tea Party-backed self-proclaimed constitutionalist, while O'Rourke, 44, is a business man with a background in the tech industry, who was a pretty decent punk rocker in his younger years. Cruz is a lawyer who went to Princeton and Harvard. Will Hurd of Texas earlier in March.

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