That’s a lot of cash.
According to a Fox News report, failed presidential-senatorial-gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke has burned more than $200 million dollars in campaign cash on three failed election attempts in just four years.
O’Rourke’s latest loss was to Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday night.
From Fox News:
O’Rourke — who previously represented a congressional district in El Paso, Texas, between 2013 and 2019 — lost his most recent bid for higher office Tuesday, falling to incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, by a significant margin, the Fox News Decision Desk projected. The failed run for governor of Texas marks O’Rourke’s third unsuccessful bid for a high-profile political office since 2018.
The former congressman lost a race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, by more than 200,000 votes in 2018 and bowed out of the 2020 presidential race in November 2019 before the Democratic primaries started due to his low polling numbers.
“With each new race he loses it becomes more difficult to convince voters and persuade them that he can still win the next race,” Sharon Navarro, a University of Texas at San Antonio political scientist, told The Texas Tribune on Tuesday evening.
“That’s a very difficult barrier to overcome for a third-time loser.”
“It’s amazing how much money Democratic voters waste on social media stars in clearly unwinnable races, doing nothing but enriching Dem consultants,” political commentator Glen Greenwald tweeted Tuesday. “$75m on Beto. $70m on Demings. $11m on MTG’s opponent (someone named Marcus Flowers).”
It’s amazing how much money Democratic voters waste on social media stars in clearly unwinnable races, doing nothing but enriching Dem consultants.
$75m on Beto. $70m on Demings. $11m on MTG’s opponent (someone named Marcus Flowers).
At least Dem consultants got new boats.⛵️ https://t.co/xdidOkBUBs
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 9, 2022