Democrat Beto O'Rourke raised an eye-popping $10.4 million in the last three months -- catching up to Sen. Ted Cruz's six-year haul in just over 15 months as he seeks to topple the Republican darling.
The El Paso congressman's ability to vastly outpace the incumbent is no longer in doubt. Cruz collected about $4 million during the same period, and O'Rourke has extended his streak of raising more than the incumbent in one of the nation's costliest races.
"It's a very positive sign for us that people in Texas believe in this campaign and are making it possible," O'Rourke said in an interview Wednesday. "At this pace we're raising more than we assumed, maybe even more than we imagined."