O’Rourke nabs solo debate time


Kayleigh Rhodes

Republican senator Ted Cruz is leading democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke by a handful of percentage points. However, Cruz still has a fight underway. The two competitors have debated, and political analysts say that the election could be a toss up. Cruz’s decision to turn down a chance to debate O’Rourke on a CNN-televised debate night on October 18 means that O’Rourke now has a full hour of televised campaigning all to himself.

Both men are trying desperately to appeal to the millennial generation. According to Pew Research Center, millennials are the largest group of voters in the US right now, narrowly passing by baby boomers. However, the millennials aren’t voting for who you would think. O’Rourke is working hard at turning the hard-red state of Texas blue, and he may be succeeding.

Political analysts say that it will all come down to who shows up to the polls in November. No one can really tell who will win or lose at the moment.