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Texas Elections 2018

At Houston re-election rally, Donald Trump mocks Beto O'Rourke and praises Ted Cruz as a key ally

Trump called O'Rourke a "stone cold phony."

President Donald J. Trump at a MAGA rally at the Toyota Center in Houston on Oct. 22, 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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