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Beto O'Rourke Is Projected to Lose Senate Race to Ted Cruz

Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz

The Republican incumbent has fended off a fierce Democratic challenger.

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Ted Cruz is projected to best Beto O'Rourke to maintain his seat in the U.S. Senate.

The Hill reports that the Republican incumbent has been elected to a second term as a Texas senator. His challenger, O'Rourke, is a youthful politician who had energized Texas Democrats like no other (except maybe legendary governor Ann Richards).

Though Texas hasn't elected a Democrat statewide in over two decades, many hoped that the progressive O'Rourke might break this streak. Read about Ernest Clark, a gay man who worked to put the Democrat over the top.

Cruz's win will help Republicans maintain control of the U.S. Senate.

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Daniel Reynolds

Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.
Daniel Reynolds is the editor of social media for The Advocate. A native of New Jersey, he writes about entertainment, health, and politics.