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

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

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

Compounding questions about whether Cruz's Texas campaign mojo is slipping is the candidate's own refusal to rule out another White House run post-Trump. They are angry; they hate the president.

A tide of anti-Trump activism helped propel almost 50 women to run for Congress in Texas and more than half of them won nominations or advanced to runoffs. "We are seeing that in the fundraising numbers for Democrats all across the country". "We're seeing that in turnout". Republicans showed up big time in rural areas, with 500,000 more Texans voting in the GOP primary than the Democratic one. Sen.

"Tonight's election marks the beginning of the general election", Cruz said.

"It's clear Texas Democrats are fired up, exceeding expectations, and charging forward to November", Texas Democratic Party chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said. The turnout for Republicans was mostly in line with primary midterms in 2014 and 2010.

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. They hope to make progress toward that goal this year, and they were counting on a blue wave of enraged liberals to emerge in Tuesday's primaries as a harbinger of victory in November.

Democrats believe they have a chance to flip the seats now held by Reps.

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

As The New York Times reported, Moser ended election night with 24.4% of the vote, putting her neck and neck in a race with fellow Democrat Lizzie Panill Fletcher.

CNN has rated the race as Likely Republican.

The victor of the primary is set to face off against Mr. Culberson, and Republicans are counting on a bruising primary fight over the next two months to hinder Democrats' chances.

"Does the guy who spent the last 13 months traveling to 230 counties in Texas, holding town halls and listening to people know more about what the people of Texas think?"

Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America, said Democrats can win if they nominate candidates cut from the same cloth as Mrs. Moser and Ms. Jones.

In a statement following his primary win Tuesday night, Cruz said voters would have a "clear and stark choice" in November, painting O'Rourke as a Texas-style "Bernie Sanders".