2018 Midterms

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Senator Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke in Texas
Oct 2, 2018 at 01:52 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • The 2018 midterm elections are fast approaching, with only a little over a month before November 6th.
  • With that in mind, Abridge News has put together a unique, comprehensive guide to the races, detailing the candidates running for Senate, Governor, and House across the nation.
  • To check it out, readers can click on the 2018 Midterms banner at the top of our site, and use the clickable map to view individual states’ elections and candidates. Want to know more about a specific race? Click the “See the Platforms” button to get quick, bullet point style bios of the Democratic and Republican nominees, and swipe right and left to see an outline of each candidate’s key issues from their campaign website.
  • One midterm race that has garnered national interest is the Texas Senate election. Incumbent Republican Ted Cruz is facing Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke.
  • No Democrat has held a statewide office in Texas since 1994. While Cruz initially held a substantial lead according to polls, O'Rourke has gradually closed the gap, and the race is now considered to be surprisingly competitive.

Food For Thought

Will Texas voters elect Democrat Beto O’Rourke over incumbent Senator Ted Cruz? Why, or why not?

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