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In Texas, Sen Ted Cruz staved off a tough challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke, whose record smashing fundraising and celebrity have set off buzz he could be a credible 2020 White House contender.

In Indiana, Trump backed businessman Mike Braun defeated Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly. In Missouri, Josh Hawley knocked off Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. And in Tennessee, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn defeated former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a top Democratic recruit.

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