>> I can't tell you how good I feel right now.>> Texas congressman and former punk-rocker Beto O'Rourke, stepping up in a long shot bid to unseat Republican Senator Ted Cruz in the 2018 election.>> We have opportunities around technology, around innovation, around creativity. All of these are strengths that we can build on when we treat everyone in this state equally.
>> The 44 year old Democrat, who represents El Paso on the border with Mexico, a nearly polar contrast with the straight-laced conservative Cruz.,>> I have a song and you're gonna love it.>> He played guitar in the 90s with the rock band Foss. But like Cruz, O'Rourke also boasts an Ivy League resume with a successful career in the tech field.
O'Rourke, a supporter of immigration reform, hoping to paint Cruz as out of touch with a more diverse Texas and too focused on his White House ambitions.>> But all of these commitments, we're not gonna be able to fulfill them, unless we have a senator who's working full-time for Texas.
>> I'm Beto O'Rourke, I'm a congressman->> O'Rourke became a web sensation this month when he live streamed a 24 hour road trip with a GOP lawmaker back to Washington after a snowstorm shut down the airport. O'Rourke admits he's an underdog, telling the Dallas Morning News he is not poll testing or hiring consultants, but that his heart is in the race.