Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D. OR) in support of Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) U.S. Senate campaign:
Tonight, Beto O'Rourke will face off with Ted Cruz in their first debate, and it's a critical moment to show Beto our support.
Cruz wants us to believe it's impossible to elect a Democratic senator in Texas. But new polls show that the race is essentially tied. That's a testament to the groundbreaking grassroots campaign Beto is running – without money from PACs or special interests.
He's recruited a huge community of volunteers, and his campaign isn't just handing down marching orders—they're making the grassroots an integral part of the strategy to win, and empowering volunteers to organize on their own. Beto has visited each of Texas' 254 counties personally and connected with thousands of voters.
It's truly inspiring—this is what democracy looks like at its best. I'm doing everything I can to support Beto's grassroots campaign. Will you join me?
In his single term in the Senate, Cruz has dedicated himself to the worst sort of partisanship, constantly sought to impose his religious beliefs on all Americans, and looked on approvingly as Donald Trump has trampled the Constitution.
And now, we have a real shot at defeating Ted Cruz and winning back control of the Senate. If we do, it will be a critical step towards creating accountability for President Trump and protecting the country from his abuse of power. But it will only happen if we step up and dig deep.
Ted Cruz has an obscene flood of corporate money coming in. Beto's campaign is funded by grassroots supporters like you, and whether or not it succeeds depends on us.
Let's show Cruz and his billionaire backers the power of Beto's support. Chip in to Beto's campaign on the day of his first debate with Ted Cruz.