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Ted Cruz holds off challenge by Beto O'Rourke

Republican Senator Ted Cruz hugs his wife Heidi Cruz during his election night party in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Republican Senator Ted Cruz hugs his wife Heidi Cruz during his election night party in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Republican Senator Ted Cruz hugs his wife Heidi Cruz during his election night party in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Supporters wait to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston, Texas, November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Supporters wait to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston, Texas, November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Supporters wait to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston, Texas, November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Republican Senator Ted Cruz speaks during his election night party in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Republican Senator Ted Cruz speaks during his election night party in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Republican Senator Ted Cruz speaks during his election night party in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Democratic Texas Senate nominee Beto O Rourke hugs his wife Amy as he concedes to Senator Ted Cruz at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Democratic Texas Senate nominee Beto O Rourke hugs his wife Amy as he concedes to Senator Ted Cruz at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Democratic Texas Senate nominee Beto O Rourke hugs his wife Amy as he concedes to Senator Ted Cruz at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Supporters of Republican Senator Ted Cruz react at his midterm election night party in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal Mcnaughton

Supporters of Republican Senator Ted Cruz react at his midterm election night party in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal Mcnaughton

Supporters of Republican Senator Ted Cruz react at his midterm election night party in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal Mcnaughton
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A man irons the flag of Texas at the Ted Cruz campaign venue in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A man irons the flag of Texas at the Ted Cruz campaign venue in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A man irons the flag of Texas at the Ted Cruz campaign venue in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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Supporters wait to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Supporters wait to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Supporters wait to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Daniel Rimbau, 19, waits to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Daniel Rimbau, 19, waits to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Daniel Rimbau, 19, waits to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Supporters of Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O Rourke look at their phones and begin to react as television networks declare his opponent Senator Ted Cruz the winner in the Texas Senate race during O'Rourke's midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Supporters of Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O Rourke look at their phones and begin to react as television networks declare his opponent Senator Ted Cruz the winner in the Texas Senate race during O'Rourke's midterm election night party in El...more

Supporters of Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O Rourke look at their phones and begin to react as television networks declare his opponent Senator Ted Cruz the winner in the Texas Senate race during O'Rourke's midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Eugene Kettletop Montoya poses for a portrait outside the Pavo Real Recreation Center where he greets voters for the midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Adria Malcolm

Eugene Kettletop Montoya poses for a portrait outside the Pavo Real Recreation Center where he greets voters for the midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Adria Malcolm

Eugene Kettletop Montoya poses for a portrait outside the Pavo Real Recreation Center where he greets voters for the midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Adria Malcolm
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Supporters of Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O Rourke react to television networks projecting Senator Ted Cruz as the winner in the Texas Senate race as they await O'Rourke's arrival at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Supporters of Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O Rourke react to television networks projecting Senator Ted Cruz as the winner in the Texas Senate race as they await O'Rourke's arrival at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike...more

Supporters of Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O Rourke react to television networks projecting Senator Ted Cruz as the winner in the Texas Senate race as they await O'Rourke's arrival at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Ramon Rojas campaigns for Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke near a polling station for the midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Adria Malcolm

Ramon Rojas campaigns for Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke near a polling station for the midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Adria Malcolm

Ramon Rojas campaigns for Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke near a polling station for the midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Adria Malcolm
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Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke arrives with his family to vote in the 2018 midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke arrives with his family to vote in the 2018 midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke arrives with his family to vote in the 2018 midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Supporters of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O Rourke cheer as they await his arrival at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Supporters of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O Rourke cheer as they await his arrival at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Supporters of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O Rourke cheer as they await his arrival at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A supporter of Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O Rourke awaits his arrival at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A supporter of Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O Rourke awaits his arrival at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A supporter of Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Beto O Rourke awaits his arrival at his midterm election night party in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Stuart Mayper and Elena Voltman laugh as they look at election results before an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Stuart Mayper and Elena Voltman laugh as they look at election results before an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Stuart Mayper and Elena Voltman laugh as they look at election results before an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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John Willis waits to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

John Willis waits to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

John Willis waits to enter an election night party for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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A person dressed as a dinosaur urges people to vote in the midterm elections in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A person dressed as a dinosaur urges people to vote in the midterm elections in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A person dressed as a dinosaur urges people to vote in the midterm elections in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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People queue to vote in the midterm elections in a supermarket in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

People queue to vote in the midterm elections in a supermarket in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

People queue to vote in the midterm elections in a supermarket in Houston. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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A reserved parking space for voters is seen as voters cast their ballots for the midterm elections in San Antonio. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A reserved parking space for voters is seen as voters cast their ballots for the midterm elections in San Antonio. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

A reserved parking space for voters is seen as voters cast their ballots for the midterm elections in San Antonio. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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Residents wait in line to vote at a fire station during the midterm election in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Residents wait in line to vote at a fire station during the midterm election in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Residents wait in line to vote at a fire station during the midterm election in Houston. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks with reporters after voting in the 2018 midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks with reporters after voting in the 2018 midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks with reporters after voting in the 2018 midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Jorge Varela, left, and Michael Quezada, right, make calls during a phone bank for Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke near a polling station for the midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Adria Malcolm

Jorge Varela, left, and Michael Quezada, right, make calls during a phone bank for Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke near a polling station for the midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Adria Malcolm

Jorge Varela, left, and Michael Quezada, right, make calls during a phone bank for Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke near a polling station for the midterm elections in El Paso. REUTERS/Adria Malcolm
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Gary Corberd, 78, leaves a polling station after voting for the midterm elections in Houston. Corberd said be began voting 60 years ago. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Gary Corberd, 78, leaves a polling station after voting for the midterm elections in Houston. Corberd said be began voting 60 years ago. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Gary Corberd, 78, leaves a polling station after voting for the midterm elections in Houston. Corberd said be began voting 60 years ago. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman
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Voters cast their ballots for the midterm elections in San Antonio. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Voters cast their ballots for the midterm elections in San Antonio. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare

Voters cast their ballots for the midterm elections in San Antonio. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare
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