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Beto O'Rourke could give Democrats their best chance to win a Texas Senate seat in a generation By David Beard Thursday Mar 30, 2017

Congressman Robert "Beto" O'Rourke is expected to announce a challenge to Texas Senator Ted Cruz Friday

Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke is expected to announce a run for Senate against Ted Cruz Friday, giving the seemingly long-shot race one of the best Democratic candidates it could hope for. There are plenty of reasons to discount the viability of this race—Democrats haven’t won a key statewide race in Texas in decades—but the combination of state, cycle, and candidates have the potential to make it far more competitive than it first appears.

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