Politics

Joe Kennedy III and Beto O'Rourke Go on the Best Road Trip Ever

Representative Joe Kennedy III was Representative Beto O’Rourke’s chauffer in Texas, and was in charge of getting him to his next meeting.

The Texas Democratic representative raised over $6.7 million just in the first three months of 2018, in his campaign for Texas senator against Ted Cruz — and that’s without any help from PACs or special interest groups.

When asked how he deals with working on issues with the opposing party members, he stated, “I think there’s this real effort, and it’s not accidental, I think it’s on purpose, it’s conscious, to try and divide us on the differences that I don’t think matter, whether, you know, it is race, or party, or geography, we have to see each other’s humanity in the process. Not to be too corny about this, but Joe [Kennedy], every single morning when we’re in session in D.C., is in this group that works out with Republicans and Democrats and it’s wonderful because those are the social bonds that allow you to trust one another, to work on projects together…”

O'Rourke has raised more than any other Democratic candidate in the first quarter of 2018, and much more than Cruz has raised in previous quarters. A Democrat hasn’t won statewide office in Texas since 1994. But this could all change come the Senate elections, which will be held on November 6, 2018.