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O'Rourke Drops F-Bomb on Live TV During Concession to Cruz

The Texas Democrat has been known to drop f-bombs in public throughout the fierce campaign

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    Beto O’Rourke Drops F-Bomb During Concession Speech

    After losing to Senator Ted Cruz in his race for Senate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke dropped an f-bomb during his concession speech on live television. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018)

    Rep. Beto O'Rourke didn't go quietly to defeat.

    Thanking his campaign supporters for their spirited challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz, he said on live television Tuesday: "All of you, showing the country how you do this. I'm so f---ing proud of you guys."

    The Texas Democrat has been known to drop f-bombs in public throughout the fierce campaign. But this time, he was broadcast on MSNBC, prompting anchor Brian Williams to apologize as the network cut away from the speech.

    Cruz held off the Democratic rising star to win re-election. O'Rourke attracted a national following, shattered fundraising records and picked up several celebrity endorsements, including Beyonce posting pictures of herself Tuesday on Instagram wearing a Beto baseball cap.

    ‘I am Your Senator as Well,’ Cruz to O’Rourke Supporters

    [NATL] ‘I am Your Senator as Well,’ Cruz to O’Rourke Supporters

    Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz addressed his supporters as well as his opponent, Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s, after winning re-election.

    (Published Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018)