Abbott, Cruz re-elected in Texas, Democrats reclaim House majority while Republicans retain control of Senate

Valley Native

After a wild lead up to the 2018 Midterm Elections, Election Day didn’t let us down.

In perhaps the most popular race for U.S. Senate, major media organizations have called the Texas U.S. Senate race in favor of incumbent senator Ted Cruz over Beto O’Rourke.

CBS and ABC News used voter analysis to determine the outcome of the election. Official results will be made available later this evening.

Elsewhere, three Republican Texas incumbents seeking re-election — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller — were initially neck and neck with their Democratic challengers Tuesday night but appeared to be pulling ahead as more results poured in.

Meanwhile, Gov. Greg Abbott easily fended off Democratic challenger Lupe Valdez to win a second term although his margin of victory wasn’t nearly as large as it was four years ago when he faced off against former state Sen. Wendy Davis.

In 2014, Abbott, Patrick, Paxton, Miller and other Republicans won by double-digit margins.

On Tuesday, only Abbott, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush were poised for such victories over their Democratic challengers.

As for local elections, if you live in Hidalgo County, you can find your results here.

If you live in Cameron County, you can find your results here.

 

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