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It’s bad enough for the campaign of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke that despite raising massive amounts of money, he’s trailing in the polls behind incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

But now, at least one Texan has found hearing from O’Rourke’s campaign so obnoxious that he filed a class action lawsuit to ensure he won’t get any more texts from the campaign.

The lawsuit claims that in texting without getting residents’ permission, the campaign is violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

The suit was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas by Sameer Syeed of Collin County. Neither Syeed nor his attorney, Shawn Jaffer, have commented on the suit.

The lawsuit claims that Syeed received nine texts from Beto for Texas without ever giving the campaign permission to contact him.

The suit also claims he wanted to stop the texts but could not text back. Attempts to call the number the texts came from resulted in error messages or a disconnect. The suit argues this proves the calls came from an automated phone system.

That’s important for the lawsuit because the Telephone Consumer Protection Act bans sending texts without permission except in an emergency.

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Chris Evans, communications director of Beto for Texas, dismissed the suit.

“Our grassroots volunteer program with thousands of Texans canvassing, phone banking, texting, and organizing is the largest this state has seen. It is fully compliant with the law,” he said.

The suit wants the campaign to fork over at least $500 per text message to anyone who signs onto the suit.

O’Rourke’s campaign is not short of cash. KHOU reported that O’Rourke has raised just over $60 million against Cruz, whose fundraising had totaled just shy of $35 million.

Despite the fact that the Real Clear Politics average of polls shows Cruz with a 7 percentage point lead, Cruz is fighting hard for every vote.

President Donald Trump, who will hold a rally for Cruz on Monday, tweeted his support for his former GOP presidential primary opponent on Friday.

“Beto O’Rourke is a total lightweight compared to Ted Cruz, and he comes nowhere near representing the values and desires of the people of the Great State of Texas. He will never be allowed to turn Texas into Venezuela!” Trump tweeted.

O’Rourke has said that if he is elected, he would vote to impeach Trump.

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35 Comments

35 Comments

  1. James Higginbotham

    October 21, 2018 at 3:25 am

    that’s a GREAT IDEA.
    SUE THEM BACK TO THE STONE AGE.

  2. Emilio

    October 21, 2018 at 3:26 am

    THERE IS NO MORE CPRRUPT, DISLOYAL AND DECEITFUL BEING LIKE THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, THEY ARE NO WORTH ANYTHING…

  3. Edie Faylor

    October 21, 2018 at 3:49 am

    You need legal grounds to impeach a President, and Trump has done nothing that would work for grounds for impeachment. This loony bird needs to realize he has mental issues and go away for a long rest.

  4. Nifongnation

    October 21, 2018 at 3:59 am

    Another communist cockroach

  5. EttaMae

    October 21, 2018 at 4:05 am

    I’m very sick of seeing all the back stabbing with the upcoming election. Both sides are doing it but the majority is from dems/libs. Just try to be nice for once!!!!!

  6. Jill Farish

    October 21, 2018 at 4:13 am

    He was texting me too without permission! I heard from friends too….none of us giving permission!

    • Tom Sladek

      October 22, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      As i, and i saved my texts and screenshot them.

  7. Pat

    October 21, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Cheating: it’s the Dimm way!

  8. Robert Brewer

    October 21, 2018 at 4:42 am

    I got these texts also and told them not to do it again. I never gave them permission to rented me.

  9. Proud vet

    October 21, 2018 at 4:52 am

    Let’s not forget the communist a.k.a. Democrat you’re always touting how bad they hate the elite send to people with big money, then if that is the case where does the scumbag like this get all that money from if it is not coming from the leads as poor people don’t have this kind of money to flaunt around and if they do they need to be off the welfare system, and live on their own instead of the tax pair.

  10. DownWithSoyBoys

    October 21, 2018 at 5:15 am

    Sad day for the Beto Male.

  11. Jan Gravini

    October 21, 2018 at 8:28 am

    I received texts from this idiot too. I had to block the number on my iPhone several times because they would come through with another number. I have since moved to the Northeast. Hoping Ted Cruz wins for them down there!

  12. Irene Renner

    October 21, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Why dont these dems have positive programs to run on. Its all negative and impeach Trump which is insane.

  13. William Potter

    October 21, 2018 at 11:26 am

    How do you sign up? I get these annoying texts and they come without a way to opt out. Since texts cost money to send and receive, there should be a way to make them stop or the sender of the annoying material should be required to compensate the receiver. Your “free speech” rights stop at the point where I have to pay to listen if I don’t want to.

  14. Dan

    October 21, 2018 at 11:48 am

    I have received the annoying text also !

    Texted them back when I’m dead and buried is the only way I’d ever vote Democrat !

  15. Chaz

    October 21, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    FL will be needing that same support because Soros and Steyer and the DNC are pouring millions of dollars into FL to support a communist, anti-gun, anti-ICE, pro tax increase racist named Gillum who happens to be under FBI investigation for corruption as Mayor of Tallahassee. That’s even a worse CV than B. O’Rourke.

  16. Stephen Russell

    October 21, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Lets sue ALL Leftist campaigns then for same Media abuse IE Over texting, etc, Awesome,

  17. Dean Perry

    October 21, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Beto ain’t worried!
    A vote for Beto is a vote for Heidi Cruz’ freedom!

  18. Andres Longoria

    October 21, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Ask AHole O’Rourke in 10 years in congress what service he has done for Texas and the answer in NONE. AHole O’Rourke totally wrong for Texas and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has totally has being there for Texas.

  19. tom braden

    October 21, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    He wont be elected he nothing but a lying crook

  20. Jo Anne B Mackey

    October 21, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Beto is a NO (donations are dirty money) his values are mob mentality and low morality. He has very little knowledge in Rule of Law and the Constitution of the USA.

    If I lived in Texas my Vote would be for Ted Cruz. He is more knowledgeable in what is Rule of Law and the Constitution. Plus the people in Texas voted for him in the primary’s to run for President of the United States of America.

  21. steve

    October 21, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Answer me this IMPEACH for what ?????

  22. N

    October 21, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Get out and vote for the GOP in Nov. to save the country from NAZI Commie Demoncrat liberal mobs!They want to make America into another Venezuela!Obama almost got us there mob! Now that America is great again because of Pres.Trump let’s keep it that way!

  23. Kmf52

    October 22, 2018 at 1:41 am

    He has sent emails, text and google has him on their open page. He has called 4 to 5 times a day. He starts at 7am and calls all day until 9pm. I hate this cheat lying drunk.

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