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Business Insider reports Texas Senator Ted Cruz handily defeated Congressman Beto O'Rourke to win re-election.
O'Rourke conceded defeat to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz late on Tuesday evening.
O'Rourke failed to win a Senate contest many progressives had been counting on him to win.
He was by far the best-funded and most competitive Democrat to run statewide in the red state in years.
He would have become the first elected statewide in Texas in nearly a quarter century.