O'Rourke - a charismatic three-time congressman and former punk band member - tweeted his thanks to Beyonce, who in the past has thrown her star power behind Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert sent the only political correspondent fearless enough to ask the tough questions down to Texas to cover the toss-up Senate race between incumbent GOP sweaty narc Ted Cruz against Democratic challenger and The Clash fan Beto O'Rourke.
During his bid for the Senate, O'Rourke tapped Facebook to build an email list of millions of supporters, and used the social media platform to raise money.
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The 56-year-old attorney was reelected twice by constituents who favored Trump by over 20 percentage points in 2016. If the election goes poorly for the White House, this source suggested the President will be on edge, anyway.
For months, Cruz refused to entertain the notion that he'd lose, saying there are more Republicans in Texas than Democrats, so all he had to do to win was avoid conservative complacency.
Before Triumph interviewed Cruz, he spoke to his opponent, O'Rourke.
Polling showed Cruz - vying for his second term - consistently ahead, but by single digits.
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"The Trump administration has "done quite enough to intimidate voters without staging military rehearsals on the day our nation exercises our most important democratic obligation", Burke said".
They see Cruz's victory over upstart Beto O'Rourke as a seal of approval for their man and the president whose support he courted. The days of "Lyin' Ted" being humiliated by Trump are a distant memory for Texas Republicans.
"Really interesting to hear you talk about a partisan circus after your six years in the US Senate", O'Rourke shot back, alluding to Cruz's role in leading the Republicans in 2013 to shutting down the government. A Democrat hasn't won a Texas Senate seat since 1988, and no one from the party has captured any statewide office since 1994, the nation's longest political losing streak.
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The waning moments of the campaign provided Democrats with hope - a Change Research poll had the candidates tied at 49 percent. Broadcast Monday night on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Triumph the Insult Comic Dog - a cigar-smoking hound puppet - mocked O'Rourke, Cruz and their supporters.