U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio, also has been considering entering the Senate race and has promised a decision by the end of April.
There is an additional potential outlier in this mix: Former George W. Bush strategist Matthew Dowd, an on-air commentator, is considering an independent run for Senate. "He plans to make his decision in the coming weeks".
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Cruz, 46, is a Tea Party-backed self-proclaimed constitutionalist, while O'Rourke, 44, is a business man with a background in the tech industry, who was a pretty decent punk rocker in his younger years. In the 2014 primaries, about 28,000 voters turned out in El Paso County, while nearly 42,000 cast ballots in Castro's home turf of Bexar County.
No matter who the Democratic nominee is, a race against Cruz will be an uphill slog.
After a failed presidential bid past year, Cruz appeared vulnerable in his re-election bid-though mostly in the Republican primary. Before he began working in Washington, he served as a member of the El Paso City Council from 2005-2011. He continued on about O'Rourke, "He's got this aura around him".
From a national perspective, the U.S. Senate race in Texas is an afterthought.
Democrats need to defend 25 seats in 2018, including 10 in states that President Trump carried in the 2016 election.
Cruz's reelection for office follows him losing the Republican nomination for president to Donald Trump past year. Will Hurd of Texas earlier in March. For the past few months O'Rourke has been unofficially campaigning and meeting with leaders across Texas.
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Mnuchin had lunch at the White House Friday with Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. "I'm optimistic it's going to pass", he said. Mnuchin did not commit specifically on the goal but said, "The president's objective is a middle income tax cut".
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Authorities had also pressured students not to attend, and some cities even scheduled exams on a Sunday, according to reports. Despite the dramatic scenes in Moscow , state TV did not cover the protests, instead showing soap operas and nature films.
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan looks down after pulling Trump's health care bill from the floor of the House of Representatives. The president tweeted on Saturday that people should watch cable news show " Justice With Judge Jeanine ".
SK prosecutors call for Park's arrest
The Seoul Central District Court said the arrest warrant hearing was scheduled for Thursday at 1030 a.m. (0130 GMT). She could be charged for allegedly allowing close friend Choi Soon-sil to extort money from large firms.
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Allen County continued its downward slide in this year's Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's County Health Rankings released today. Raleigh, Nicholas, Monroe, Mingo, Mercer, Greenbrier and Fayette counties were also among the counties with worsening rates.
Netherlands head coach Danny Blind fired
So many "incidents" can not be mere coincidence and these poor results make Blind's parting shot sound delusional. They are now fourth in Group A, six points behind leaders France and three behind second-placed Sweden .
President Trump Hits the Golf Course For the 13th Time
However, he spent a number of hours at Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach, more than enough time to play some golf. However, Spicer is now defending Trump's golf habit, arguing that the current president's golfing is more strategic.