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After a tough election night, “a wakeup call” for the Texas GOP’s hard right

Some favorite candidates of hardline conservatives lost their seats, while others won closer-than-expected races.

Texas Tax Day Tea Party Rally at the Texas Capitol on April 15th, 2015

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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Politics State government 2018 elections Giovanni Capriglione Jonathan Stickland Ken Paxton Republican Party Of Texas Ron Simmons