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Texas primaries: O'Rourke set for November showdown with Cruz

Rep. Beto O'Rourke holds a fundraiser at the Austin Motel in Austin, Texas.
Rep. Beto O'Rourke holds a fundraiser at the Austin Motel in Austin, Texas. Photo: Drew Anthony Smith / Getty Images

The first primary election day of 2018 is wrapping up in Texas, kicking off a midterm season in which some are predicting a blue wave. For Democrats running statewide in Texas, though, it remains an uphill battle.

  • Rep. Beto O'Rourke won the Democratic Senate primary comfortably. He'll face Ted Cruz in November.
  • Democratic candidates for Governor and in three key House races are heading to runoffs. Go deeper with the Texas Tribune: Gov. ; House.
  • George P. Bush, Jeb's son and the Texas Land Commissioner, is poised to avoid a runoff and win his GOP primary.