Eva Longoria endorses O'Rourke in Texas Senate race
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Actress Eva Longoria has become the latest celebrity to throw her support behind Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a rising Democratic star who is hoping to unseat GOP Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCruz slams Jim Carrey's 'vicious, angry' painting of Alabama governor after abortion ban Eye-popping number of Dems: I can beat Trump 'SleepyCreepy Joe' and 'Crazy Bernie': Trump seeks to define 2020 Dems with insults MORE in Texas's Senate race.

The "Desperate Housewives" actress donned a “Beto for Senate” shirt in a video shared on Twitter over the weekend and voiced support for O'Rourke’s stances on health care and education in both English and Spanish. 


“There is so much at stake this November, especially for our Latino community,” Longoria said in the video. “Our state is going to respect our values if we show up and vote.”

“My story and my success are signs that the American dream can work — that hard work and education can be rewarded,” she continued. “And that this idea can work for Latinas like me and like you.”

“Beto believes in us,” Longoria, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, said. “He supports us. He supports health care for all. He’s going to fight for our kids’ future and invest in our public school systems so that every kid can succeed.”

Cruz and O'Rourke are locked in a tight race.

Though Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate in decades, a number of polls have pointed to a narrowing margin between the candidates.  

A recent Emerson College poll reported that Cruz holds a 5-point lead over O’Rourke. Forty-seven percent of likely voters support the Texas Republican, while 42 percent back O'Rourke. Another 8 percent of voters are undecided.