texas senate race

CNN poll: Cruz leads O'Rourke with three weeks to go

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz appears well-positioned for re-election over his Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke, topping him 52 percent to 45 percent among likely voters, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds.

O'Rourke, Cruz spar in contentious debate

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, were asked Friday night -- in what moderators intended to be a polite end to their first debate -- to say something nice about each other.

Cruz challenger O'Rourke raises hefty $6.7M

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke raised more than $6.7 million in the first three months of 2018, his campaign announced Tuesday, a sign that the El Paso Democrat is poised to put up a significant fight against incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.