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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke greeted voters on Election Day in his hometown of El Paso. He is challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke greeted voters on Election Day in his hometown of El Paso. He is challenging Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

The results are in and Republican Ted Cruz will hold his senate seat in Texas.

The incumbent was able to hold off Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic challenger. O’Rourke was elected to represent the state’s 16th congressional district in 2012.

The race was arguably the most competitive and passionate in the country, with each candidate taking very different stances on key issues such as immigration, the United States Supreme Court and government reform.

And their supporters were just as passionate. In some cases, too passionate.

On Tuesday night, both sides reacted to the results on Twitter.



After a devastating 2016, Democrats are looking to reclaim both the House and the Senate in 2018 but there are a few obstacles in their way.



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