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Analysis: Texas politics can change plenty in 2018 without a blue wave

Hopeful Democrats are talking about whether Texas or the rest of the country is in for a blue wave in this year's elections. They should be looking for purple splotches in what has been a very red state for more than two decades.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (left) and U.S. Rep Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso.

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