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Texas Elections 2018

Win or lose, Beto O’Rourke’s campaign against Ted Cruz could shape Texas politics for years

Despite the excitement he's generated among Democrats, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke's bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is still widely viewed as a long shot. Yet the El Paso congressman's campaign could still help rebuild his party and make a difference in races lower on the ballot.

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, speaks to his Gainesville supporters at the Historic Santa Fe Train Depot in Cooke Count…

Texas Elections 2018

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz defeated Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke in the race for U.S. Senate. View full 2018 Texas election results or subscribe to The Brief for the latest election news.

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