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Texas Elections 2018

"Modern-day Jim Crow." "We're going to protect pre-existing conditions." Here’s a closer look at claims made at Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke's debate.

At the first of three U.S. Senate campaign debates, Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke lobbed attack after attack. Here's the history behind some of their claims.

Sen. Ted Cruz turns toward Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, to make a point during a debate at McFarlin Auditorium at SMU in Dallas, on Friday, September 21, 2018.

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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Did Beto O’Rourke refer to law enforcement as “modern-day Jim Crow”?

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