Mimi Swartz, for the New York Times, ponders something I have been wondering about, too.
The once obscure congressman from El Paso who brought in an astounding nearly $80 million in his Senate race reported a measly $3.6 million, way down from his $9.4 million in the first quarter. Jay Inslee is gaining on him. How did this happen? Many answers lie in the difference between running for office in Texas and running nationally. The first showed all of Mr. O’Rourke’s strengths, and the second each and every weakness.
In my opinion, Beto is running the wrong race. I think he would have a legitimate shot at winning Cornyn’s senate seat in Texas, and that he has wasted valuable time pursuing the presidency.