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Beto O’Rourke Picks Up Two Huge Endorsements Ahead of Election



U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke appears to be picking up ground in the polls as we approach the one week mark before the 2018 midterm elections.  According to the latest NBC News / Marist poll, O’Rourke trails his Republican opponent Ted Cruz by just 4 points.

Part of this jump could be tied to the fact that earlier this month Beto O’Rourke was endorsed by two major Texas newspapers — The Houston Chronicle and the Dallas Morning News.

Now O’Rourke has received two more endorsement, one by another newspaper and one by the most popular athlete in America.

Late Friday, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, announced their endorsement of Beto O’Rourke, saying:

This Editorial Board has recommended conservative Republicans such as George W. Bush and Mitt Romney for president, along with U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison. But Cruz does not measure up. This office needs a reset. The Star-Telegram Editorial Board endorses Beto O’Rourke for U.S. senator.

On the heels of this endorsement came an unspoken one, not by a Texas newspaper, or even someone who has anything to do with Texas, but rather NBA superstar and frequent activist Lebron James.  In San Antonio, Texas, where Lebron’s Lakers were taking on the San Antonio Spurs, Lebron was seen walking into the building donning a “Beto for Senate” baseball cap.

There is no telling whether or not these latest endorsements will be a boost for O’Rourke, or if he will be able to make up enough ground to surpass incumbent Ted Cruz in the November 6 election, but without a doubt this election will be a closely watched battle that will keep the nation on its toes until a winner is declared.