Republican candidate Ted Cruz narrowly won re-election as Senator for Texas in a tight mid-term race against his Democrat counterpart Beto O'Rourke on Tuesday. «Tonight is a victory for the people of Texas. Tonight is a victory for all the men and women in this room, and all the men and women across this state that poured your heart, your passion, your time, your energy to rising to defend Texas... Еще», Cruz said to a crowd of cheering supporters at an election watch party in Houston. Cruz secured 51 percent of the vote while his opponent O'Rourke came in at 48.2 percent. Early voter turnout for Texas exceeded the total turnout for the state in the 2014 midterm elections.