Ted Cruz Defeats Beto O'Rourke
in Texas Senate Race The Republican Senator won the reelection over Beto O’Rourke. Cruz had 51% of the vote
to O’Rourke’s 49%. This was the Democrats’ most aggressive attempt in decades to win a statewide office in Texas. The state hasn’t had a Democratic senator since 1994. O’Rourke ran a strong and well-funded campaign that gained national attention. The progressive Democrat
from El Paso ran hard on
health care, immigration
and education funding.