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Who will win Texas' Senate seat: Beto O'Rourke or Ted Cruz?

We're less than six months away from the 2018 midterm elections, and Democrats and Republicans are fighting to make sure things shake out in their favor. Democrat Beto O'Rourke is challenging incumbent Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. While Democrats believe they can pull out an upset in Texas this year, Republicans don't think Beto stands a chance. Texas is a red state, Democrats are living in a fantasyland. Can Democrats turn Texas blue? 

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It's an election year, and Democrats and Republicans are vying for some of the most competitive Senate seats in Texas, West Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, and Arizona. Will the Democratic "Blue Wave" flip the Senate this year, or will Republicans hold on to their seats and even flip a few more in their favor? We want Tylters to tell us who they think will win in 2018. Vote now! 

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Incumbent Republican Ted Cruz is deeply unpopular, and Democrat Beto O'Rourke believes he can defeat the odds and turn Texas blue this November. Texas is one of the most diverse states in the country, and the congressman representing El Paso in Texas' 16th district has consistently outraised Cruz through grassroots efforts. It may be a long shot, but if Democrats come out and vote in 2018, O'Rourke is confident he will win in the Lone Star State.

A spokesperson from the Beto campaign told The Tylt:

"Running this campaign without a dime from PACs, special interests, or corporations has allowed us to drive to all 254 counties of Texas where we've held town halls and listened to those we want to represent. Sitting down with Republicans, Democrats, independents, and non-voters alike, we've heard that our fellow Texans want to look beyond anything that might otherwise divide us and get after the big, bold, important work ahead of us." 
"They want to join a people-powered campaign focused on ensuring we can all see a doctor and get the care we need not as a function of luck or circumstance but as a fundamental right, that we have great public schools where our tax dollars aren't turned into vouchers, that everyone can afford higher education, that we can each find work with dignity and purpose that pays a living wage , and that we finally treat everyone with respect. Putting our trust in people not PACs, focusing on these critical issues, and refusing to write anyone off or take anyone for granted is how we'll deliver for Texas."
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But c'mon, Texas? Really? It's been over 20 years since Texas had a Democratic Senator, and while Texans may not love President Trump, that doesn't mean they will vote Democratic in 2018. The latest Quinnipiac poll had Cruz leading Beto by double digits. Beto may be getting attention from the national media, but that doesn't mean he'll win in November. 

The Ted Cruz campaign describes him as a "bold defender of the Constitution."

"Ted is our advocate in Washington for smaller government, job growth, individual liberty, and our national sovereignty. He is a leading voice for economic policies and regulatory reforms that target job growth. Widely recognized as a bold defender of the Constitution, Ted understands that the freedoms we enjoy must be protected and preserved for future generations. On issues ranging from border security and immigration, to addressing threats from radical Islam or rogue nations like North Korea, Ted has been a resolute defender of our nation."
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FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Who will win Texas' Senate seat: Beto O'Rourke or Ted Cruz?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamBeto
#TeamCruz