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Cruz still the odds-on favorite to win

"Texas remains a red state and it’s difficult to imagine a scenario in which any Democrat can win statewide in 2018," fellow Mark Jones says of the Senate race between Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O'Rourke. Texas Observer: https://bit.ly/2GH4xBO