Cruz edges O’Rourke by 3 points, says he will ‘represent every Texan’

HOUSTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, won a narrow victory Tuesday over U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke in the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history.

With nearly all the vote counted early Wednesday, Cruz held a 3-percentage point lead over O’Rourke, and the Associated Press had called the race for Cruz.

Cruz’s hard-won victory was closer than Democrats had any right to dream when O’Rourke, a little-known three-term congressman from El Paso, first set his sights on defeating Cruz, who in his first term in office ran a strong race for the Republican presidential nomination that, but for Donald , he might have won.

O’Rourke rolled up big margins in Travis, Harris, Dallas and Bexar counties and in the reliably Democratic border counties. He also expanded the electoral map for Democrats, winning Williamson and Hays counties, giving a boost to four Democratic Texas House candidates who defeated Republicans in GOP-held districts on the fringes of Austin.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Stan Lee says:

    I’m not the only one who received requests from candidates for financial donations, even though in this case, I’m not a resident, nor Texas voter in this case.
    Politics has become a mad race for donations,no matter what state one is registered in. Both major parties constantly look over their shoulders at the money their competitors raise. There is so much reliance upon donations and big grants from the likes of Soros and other similar types whom are “out of state” but financing elections in states throughout the U.S.A. It is unfortunate that candidates can no longer rely on their voting records, or programs they have introduced ,or in which they are involved. Now, it’s “how much money has he/she raised?” Besides money, then, how can the value of a contender, a candidate, be considered? Money, anyway they can get it, from any source they can get it from, has diluted purely fine political voting records or candidate accomplishments, in favor of torrents of money which literally undermine the entire process into something completely different from the value of each individual contender seeking election to service a specific community of citizens. Only the fat bankrolls have become the measures of candidates.

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