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GOP Senate Strategy Bedeviled by Texas Troubles: Election Wrap

Derek Wallbank
GOP Senate Strategy Bedeviled by Texas Troubles: Election Wrap

Texas has even more media markets than Florida (20 vs. 10), so it’s an expensive and complex place to run a statewide campaign. Republicans are being reminded of that as the surprisingly competitive U.S. Senate race there threatens to draw resources away from other battleground states. Republican forces are mobilizing to try to provide some cover for Senator Ted Cruz, who leads Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke by 3.2 percentage points in a RealClearPolitics polling average, a much narrower margin than might be expected in the predominantly Republican state.