Ted Cruz Defeats Beto O'Rourke in Texas

07 November, 2018, 10:20 | Author: Emmett Rice
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Tonight Republican incumbent Ted Cruz beat his Democratic opponent Beto O'Rourke in the Texas Senate race.

The Texas Democrat has been known to drop f-bombs in public throughout the fierce campaign.

Cruz is projected to win their close Senate race in Texas. Preaching optimism and bipartisanship, he also refused to soften a liberal agenda that included calling for impeaching President Donald Trump, decriminalizing marijuana, implementing universal health care and gun control and relaxing federal immigration policies. "They're energised", Cruz said on Monday. In total, Cruz and O'Rourke raised more than $100 million. "They're filled with rage and hatred for the president".

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Cruz, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, has been a prominent, if not contentious, figure in the Republican Party. He and President Trump routinely sparred, and Cruz famously did not endorse the president during his nominating convention. And though he was tested by O'Rourke, avoiding what would have been a monumental upset means that remains a possibility.

A three-term House member and onetime member of a punk rock band, O'Rourke was virtually unknown outside his Texas-Mexico border hometown of El Paso before announcing in March 2017 that he was taking on a seemingly unwinnable race against Cruz.

Cruz tied himself to Trump in the final days of the campaign, inviting the president for a major rally in Texas. O'Rourke argued that would help a Democrat win statewide. His statewide campaign galvanized voters in every Texas district, and he may well be credited with pulling a few Democratic representatives to victory.

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