Texas Senate Race

Voters guide for U.S. Senate race in Texas — Ted Cruz vs. Beto O’Rourke

Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke clash over gun safety in schools during debate

During their first televised debate, candidates for SenateTed Cruz and Beto O'Rourke sparred over school gun safety. "Thoughts and prayers, Senator Cruz, are just not going to cut it anymore," O'Rourke said.
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During their first televised debate, candidates for SenateTed Cruz and Beto O'Rourke sparred over school gun safety. "Thoughts and prayers, Senator Cruz, are just not going to cut it anymore," O'Rourke said.

Have you made your mind up yet?

The battle for the U.S. Senate seat in Texas has been dominating political headlines, as Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Democrat U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of El Paso fight for the seat.

Now, the end is finally in sight: Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018.

This fight for the U.S. Senate seat has become one of the costliest and most watched races across the country, as many wonder if O’Rourke can do what no other Democrat has done for more than two decades in Texas: win a statewide office.

Political polls have offered conflicting news: some put Cruz ahead; others put O’Rourke ahead. All this as the Cook Political Report shifted the race from “leans Republican” to “toss-up.”

Libertarian Neal M. Dikeman also is running for the U.S. Senate.

Early voting runs from Oct. 22-Nov. 2.

If you haven’t already decided which candidate will get your vote, then maybe some of these Senate stories published by the Star-Telegram will help.

Odds and ends

Ted Cruz believes red will trump blue at the polls this year

2018 Election: ‘As Tarrant County goes, so goes the state,’ says Beto O’Rourke

This man put a Ted Cruz sign near the home of a Beto supporter. Here’s what happened

Never mind the whole Ted and Beto thing. The real question is will young Texans vote?

Ted Cruz and wife driven out of a DC restaurant

Texas restaurant hangs out welcome sign for Ted Cruz and says Beto is welcome too

Why Beto’s campaign sign resembles the likeness of this Whataburger condiment

Debates and polls

Ted Cruz gets good news from a new Senate poll less than a month before election

Ted Cruz declines, so challenger Beto O’Rourke gets an hour on national TV by himself

The second debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke has been postponed

Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke take battle for U.S. Senate face-to-face in first debate

There was almost a nice moment during an otherwise heated U.S. Senate debate

How Fort Worth’s fallen officer and Botham Jean became part of a senatorial debate

New Senate race poll drops — and it’s bad news for Beto

New day, new poll: This time it’s good news for Beto O’Rourke, bad news for Ted Cruz

Heating up

‘We’re going to win this race,’ Republicans Ted Cruz tells Arlington supporters

‘If we stay home, we could lose the state of Texas,’ Cruz tells Fort Worth supporters

Beto O’Rourke receives unexpected gift from ailing Fort Worth pastor

Beto O’Rourke heads to the north side, appealing to those ‘written off in the past’

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz warns: Democrats ‘hate the president and they’re coming for Texas’

U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke says he’s ready to fight for all Texans — even Republicans

President Trump will soon be coming to this Texas city to campaign for Ted Cruz

Donald Trump is coming back to Texas for Ted Cruz. Will the rally be in Fort Worth?

After Willie Nelson says he’ll perform for Beto O’Rourke, some mad fans say ‘Now git!’

Leave Willie alone, Fort Worth Republican says: ‘Texans should be better than this.’

To court the GOP voters he once dazzled, Cruz & his allies go full Trump

Money matters

They don’t have much spare cash, but still send $5, $10 to Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke

Meet the ‘new’ Texas Democrats fueling Beto O’Rourke’s race

Cruz says he ate a big 2012 campaign loan, but he’s still listing it as a top asset

O’Rourke liquidated assets before launching Senate bid

Headed into tough re-election, Cruz sides with GOP leaders on big spending bill

Texas super PAC is raising money to unseat Ted Cruz

Election information

For more information, local voters may call the Tarrant County Elections Office at 817-831-8683. Voters statewide may call the Secretary of State’s Office at 1-800-252-8683.

Sample ballots are available online at the Tarrant County Election website.

Anna Tinsley: 817-390-7610, @annatinsley

During their first televised debate, candidates for SenateTed Cruz and Beto O'Rourke sparred over school gun safety. "Thoughts and prayers, Senator Cruz, are just not going to cut it anymore," O'Rourke said.



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