Underdog: Beto vs. Cruz

6: Thirty-Six Hours in El Paso

6: Thirty-Six Hours in El Paso

Underdog: Beto vs. Cruz - November 9, 2018 - 26:49

On Tuesday, November 6th, Democrats had a better day in Texas than any Election Day since 1990. They flipped two House seats. Their candidates finished within a few points of their Republican opponents for statewide office. But, despite high voter turnout and national attention, Beto O'Rourke did not beat Ted Cruz. We go behind-the-scenes of the last days of the O'Rourke campaign, and look ahead to what's next.

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Go inside the most expensive, most talked-about political race of 2018: the U.S. Senate contest between Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Senator Ted Cruz. For a generation, Texas has been America’s ultimate red state. No Democrat has won statewide office here since 1994. Will this be the race where everything changes? Or will Beto-mania turn out to be just another fantasy? For the next month, Texas Monthly, chronicler of life in contemporary Texas since 1974, and Pineapple Street Media, creator of Missing Richard Simmons, will be traveling around the state of Texas, reporting in real time. We’ll go behind the scenes with the O’Rourke campaign, take the pulse of operatives and analysts and pollsters, and talk with the Texas voters of all political stripes who will ultimately decide which candidate and whose vision for the state will prevail.