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Texas Elections 2018

Ted Cruz targets conservative Hispanics in deep-blue Rio Grande Valley

The Rio Grande Valley has long been a Democratic stronghold. But U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is trying to tap into an often overlooked conservative base in this stretch of the border in his re-election bid against U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to a crowd during a campaign stop in Laredo on Monday, Oct. 9, 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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