Oct 25, 2018

Dallas Morning News endorses Beto O'Rourke over Ted Cruz

Beto O'Rourke at a debate with Sen. Ted Cruz. Photo: Tom Fox, Pool/Getty Images

The Dallas Morning News, Texas' largest newspaper, joined the Houston Chronicle in endorsing Democrat Beto O'Rourke over Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in an editorial published Thursday.

Why it matters: FiveThirtyEight currently has Cruz leading O'Rourke by about 6.5 points in a Senate race that has garnered national attention. The Dallas Morning News endorsed Paul Sadler, Cruz's Democratic opponent in 2012, but supported Mitt Romney for president that year, per The Hill.

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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  2. Trump misrepresents 2020 Russia briefing as Democratic "misinformation"
  3. Bernie Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"
  4. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone
  5. Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.