A Democrat hasn't won a Texas Senate seat since 1988, and no one from the party has captured any statewide office since 1994, the nation's longest political losing streak.
Cruz said, "Just remember: It wasn't the Republicans, it was the Democrats that took you into the vet to get fixed and there is freedom on the other side". Ted Cruz in Texas fell short on Tuesday despite a fundraising effort that raised a record-setting amount of campaign donations.
With Conan O'Brien's late-night show now on hiatus, Stephen Colbert made a decision to steal one of his rival's main correspondents for some last-minute election coverage, deploying Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to cover the Texas Senate race between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke.
ABC News projected Cruz would win the race at 10:09 p.m. based on exit polls.
The government agency that oversees border patrol has postponed an Election Day "crowd control exercise" today in El Paso, Texas, near a Hispanic neighborhood with about 100 residents.
"This was an election about hope and about the future, and the people of Texas rendered a verdict that we want a future with more jobs and more security and more freedom", Cruz told supporters after defeating O'Rourke.
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Those voters have increasingly fled Trump's Republican Party, turned off by his chaotic leadership style and xenophobic rhetoric. Sure, it's a rallying cry, but it also symbolizes how Democrats see the midterm election .They want to stop Trump.
The Lone Star State has been reliably red for decades.
Cruz, who was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, has been a prominent, if not contentious, figure in the Republican Party. He finishes the interview by saying, "what does Ted Cruz have that you don't have, aside from the ability to regenerate his tail?"
Beyonce was a last-minute addition to the list of stars backing O'Rourke, who also garnered support from Houston hip-hop artist Travis Scott and National Basketball Association royalty LeBron James.
Meanwhile, a comedy bit put the candidates in the national spotlight yet again.
When asked why she chose to support O'Rourke at the polls, Aguirre told the reporter, "Because he represents everything that Donald Trump isn't". "I support spaying and neutering", Triumph shot back.