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Posted: March 07, 2018

Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke will face off for Texas Senate seat

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will go against Rep. Beto O'Rourke in the November elections for Cruz's seat in the U.S. Senate.
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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will go against Rep. Beto O'Rourke in the November elections for Cruz's seat in the U.S. Senate.

By Johnathan Silver, Austin American-Statesman

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke have clinched their party’s nominations and will face off in the general election in November, according to The Associated Press. In an email to supporters, O’Rourke said he was grateful.

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“Over the next eight months, I will continue to do what you’ve asked of me. I will visit with Texans wherever they are, in every part of the state — without regard to party, geography, or anything else that might otherwise divide us,” he said.

Anticipating O’Rourke would win the Democratic nomination, Cruz chalked up his popularity to “benefiting from left-wing rage.”


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