Beto O'Rourke Loses To Republican Ted Cruz In Texas

Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Got Into it with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog: WATCH

Ted Cruz will keep his seat in the U.S. Senate, voters decided Tuesday.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been declared the victor in his fierce campaign against Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, ending the upstart political star's longshot bid to unseat the widely loathed Republican.

O'Rourke's campaign drew support from various celebrity figures, including singer Beyoncé, National Basketball Association star LeBron James and country music legend Willie Nelson.

Cruz tied himself to Trump in the final days of the campaign, inviting the president for a major rally in Texas.

In 2016 Mr Cruz ran for the presidency, winning the first state to vote, Iowa, and going on to finish runner-up to Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination. Though the senator has since become one of Trump's staunchest defenders, the president nonetheless staged a massive rally in Houston just two weeks before Election Day to ensure his conservative base wouldn't abandon Cruz. In total, Cruz and O'Rourke raised more than $100 million. He set fundraising records and made Cruz work for the victory, but Cruz ultimately pulled out a three-point victory.

For months, Cruz refused to entertain the notion that he'd lose, saying there are more Republicans in Texas than Democrats, so all he had to do to win was avoid conservative complacency. It's the time for action. Both said strong early voting statewide was a good sign for them.

With the win, Cruz kept alive his hopes of mounting a second presidential run once Trump leaves the White House. Cruz argued that his opponent's support for gun control and universal health care were too liberal for the Lone Star State.

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