Cruz, O'Rourke Frame The Debate In US Senate Race

Why Underdog Beto O’Rourke Will Unseat Senator Ted Cruz According to Texas Latinos

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The biggest question was whether Texas is just the start of what's to come nationwide.

O'Rourke, a three-term congressman who had the backing of the national party, won about 62 percent of the Democratic primary vote Tuesday night, fending off a challenge from Sema Hernandez, who won almost 24 percent, and Edward Kimbrough with 14.4 percent.

The point here is not to argue about whether O'Rourke is "allowed" to go by a Hispanic nickname, or whether adopting an Anglicized version of his given name was motivated by Cruz's fondness for brevity or a desire to sound less foreign.

But with the GOP's majority in Congress on the line this fall, Democrats in Texas barreled out of the gates to vote.

But Tuesday also exposed the ongoing divide between Democrats' more moderate and liberal voices - divisions that dominated the party's 2016 presidential primary.

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"When you net the results, there are hundreds of thousands more voting in the Republican primary than the Democratic primary, so we absolutely have our work cut out for us", O'Rourke said by phone Wednesday. The brightest star on the ballot for Democrats, Senate challenger Beto O'Rourke, revealed weak spots after letting two primary rivals take 38 per cent of the vote.

Gov. Greg Abbott also clinched the Republican nomination for governor and enters the general election as a heavy favorite against whoever emerges from the Democratic primary.

"In terms of the jingle, some of it is just having a sense of humor", Cruz said on CNN's "New Day".

"I hope that our political environment changes. I know she loves this country every bit as I do". The ads were met with incredulity during a series of media appearances by the sitting Texas senator, especially by CNN's Chris Cuomo, who confronted Cruz about the ad on air. "So I'm looking to vote for people who are positive who care about all".

But Thowfeek said the surfeit of Democratic candidates was ultimately good for the party, driving turnout still higher.

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Texas has a record eight open congressional races this year, including two now held by entrenched Republicans who opted against re-election amid scandal. But none of those open seats are expected to flip.

With 99.95 percent precincts reporting, the Texas Secretary of State says Cruz received 1,317,450 votes or 85% of the vote in the GOP primary. Will Hurd in a district stretching hundreds of miles from San Antonio to El Paso.

"Fourteen Run for Something candidates competed in Tuesday's Texas primaries and as of midnight, at least nine of those wonderful folks will be moving on to the runoffs or the general election in November", an e-mail reported.

In the Houston suburbs, Laura Moser, a prominent anti-Trump activist, overcame attacks from the Democratic National Campaign Committee to finish second.

Democrats feel more confident this election season due to the continued unpopularity of President Donald Trump. "And unlike anything I remember". "Such a swell in a bulwark red state could be an even more ominous sign for Republicans nationally", Ms. Taylor wrote. But Bush has been backed by Trump and was comfortably ahead in early returns.

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O'Rourke did pick up two key counties in the Rio Grande Valley - Hidalgo and Cameron - and he won 90 percent of the vote in El Paso, his home county on the border.

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