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Analysis: The swoon for Beto O’Rourke doesn’t mean Ted Cruz will lose

The rise of Beto O'Rourke is one of the hottest stories in U.S. politics — enough to put incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in a defensive posture. But Cruz still holds the advantage.

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, speaks to the crowd marching on the tent city where children separated from their parents at the border are being held at Tornillo Port of Entry, on June 17, 2018.

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2018 elections 2018 Texas U.S. Senate Election Beto O'Rourke Ted Cruz