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In Texas, Ted Cruz squares off with rising star O'Rourke


November 7, 2018

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke has already used his once-longshot Texas Senate run to become a national Democratic phenomenon, shatter fundraising records and set off whispers that he could be a credible 2020 White House contender.

But will it be enough to upset — or even stay close to — incumbent Republican Ted Cruz in a state as deeply conservative as Texas?

The two candidates square off Tuesday in their hard-fought race that could help determine control of the Senate. Both say strong early voting statewide is a good sign for them. Early voting in the state's 30 largest countie...

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