Charismatic Texas Senate Candidate Beto O’Rourke Hosts NYC Fundraiser

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Beto O’Rourke,  Texas Democratic U.S. representative and nominee for U.S. Senate, is making a surprise visit to New York on Wednesday for a private fundraiser as he tries to rake in enough cash to pull off an upset over incumbent Republican Ted Cruz, who Trump claims is the son of a man who was part of the JFK assassination.

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According to an invite first obtained by CNBC, O’Rourke will be attending a campaign money-making reception at the Cutting Room, a concert venue located on East 32nd Street in Manhattan, which has hosted a variety of top performers including John Mayer, Lady Gaga, Sting and Sheryl Crow, among others.

 

Tickets start at $500 and run through $1,000 but those who have written checks or raised funds for up to $10,000 for the campaign also can gain access to Wednesday’s event, according to the invite. Andy Cohen, host of the Bravo late night show “Watch What Happens,” will be in attendance.

 

O’Rourke’s growing popularity has led to a behemoth grassroots fundraising operation. He has brought in $9 million in small contributions, accounting for just more than 41 percent of his total. He has raked in $13 million in donations over $200, as well.

 

 

A spokesperson for the O’Rourke campaign did not return requests for comment.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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