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Here's how much campaign cash Beto O'Rourke has burned losing
« on: November 09, 2022, 12:46:09 PM »
O'Rourke has burned nearly $200 million running three different failed campaigns in just four years

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, has burned roughly $175 million running unsuccessful campaigns for a series of different offices in just four years.

O'Rourke — who previously represented a congressional district in El Paso, Texas, between 2013 and 2019 — lost his most recent bid for higher office Tuesday, falling to incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, by a significant margin, the Fox News Decision Desk projected. The failed run for governor of Texas marks O'Rourke's third unsuccessful bid for a high-profile political office since 2018.

The former congressman lost a race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, by more than 200,000 votes in 2018 and bowed out of the 2020 presidential race in November 2019 before the Democratic primaries started due to his low polling numbers.

"With each new race he loses it becomes more difficult to convince voters and persuade them that he can still win the next race," Sharon Navarro, a University of Texas at San Antonio political scientist, told The Texas Tribune on Tuesday evening.

"It's amazing how much money Democratic voters waste on social media stars in clearly unwinnable races, doing nothing but enriching Dem consultants," political commentator Glen Greenwald tweeted Tuesday. "$75m on Beto. $70m on Demings. $11m on MTG's opponent (someone named Marcus Flowers)."

"At least Dem consultants got new boats," he added.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/heres-how-much-campaign-cash-beto-orourke-burned-losing-races-up-down-ballot

I guess Robert Francis O'Rourke will now campaign to become the next Pope.
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Re: Here's how much campaign cash Beto O'Rourke has burned losing
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2022, 01:56:06 PM »
I heard he was going to move to Louisiana and campaign as Beteaux.

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Re: Here's how much campaign cash Beto O'Rourke has burned losing
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2022, 02:21:43 PM »
I heard he was going to move to Louisiana and campaign as Beteaux.

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He'd get his ass handed to him by Tibodeaux AND Budreaux.  :rotf:
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Re: Here's how much campaign cash Beto O'Rourke has burned losing
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2022, 05:27:17 PM »
He'd get his ass handed to him by Tibodeaux AND Budreaux.  :rotf:

Uh...I believe that to be Thibodeaux AND Boudreaux. (It's an Acadia thing.)
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Re: Here's how much campaign cash Beto O'Rourke has burned losing
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2022, 05:58:13 PM »
Robert O'Rourke's career, by all rights, should be over. I suspect he'll continue to pretend he has one.

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Re: Here's how much campaign cash Beto O'Rourke has burned losing
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2022, 07:44:44 PM »
Robert O'Rourke's career, by all rights, should be over. I suspect he'll continue to pretend he has one.

What else does he have to do besides pretend he can speak Spanish?
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