2018 United States Senate election in Texas

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United States Senate election in Texas, 2018

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Nominee Ted Cruz Beto O'Rourke
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 4,260,553 4,045,632
Percentage 50.9% 48.3%

Texas Senate Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results
Cruz:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      90–100%
O'Rourke:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. Senator before election

Ted Cruz
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Ted Cruz
Republican

The 2018 United States Senate election in Texas took place on November 6, 2018. Ted Cruz ran for a second term.[1] He ran against Democrat Beto O'Rourke, and Libertarian Neal Dikeman.[2]

Ted Cruz won the election.[3]

Primary election[change | change source]

Republican[change | change source]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Cruz 1,317,463 85.3
Republican Mary Miller 94,454 6.1
Republican Bruce Jacobson Jr. 64,607 4.2
Republican Stefano de Stefano 44,353 2.9
Republican Geraldine Sam 22,848 1.5
Total 1,543,725 100.0%

Democratic[change | change source]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Beto O'Rourke 641,337 61.8
Democratic Sema Hernandez 246,313 23.7
Democratic Edward Kimbrough 150,149 14.5
Total 1,037,799 100.0%

General election[change | change source]

General election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Cruz 4,244,204 50.9
Democratic Beto O'Rourke 4,024,777 48.3
Libertarian Neal M. Dikeman 65,240 0.8
Total 8,334,221 100.0%

References[change | change source]

  1. Sullivan, Sean (May 11, 2016). "Ted Cruz files to run for reelection to the Senate in 2018". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  2. "Cruz Leads O'Rourke in New Senate Poll".
  3. "Ted Cruz wins Texas Senate race, fending off challenge from Beto O'Rourke". CBS News. 2018-11-06. Retrieved 2018-11-07.
  4. "2018 General Election - RESULTS". Office of the Secretary of State. Retrieved 23 November 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]