Lindsey Graham, a fellow Republican senator, said: "If you killed Ted Cruz on the floor of the Senate, and the trial was in the Senate, nobody would convict you".
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has been declared the victor in his fierce campaign against Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, ending the upstart political star's longshot bid to unseat the widely loathed Republican.
"Texas came together behind a common-sense agenda of low taxes, low regulation and lots and lots of jobs", Cruz told supporters at an election night watch party in Houston.
Cruz was backed by his 2016 presidential opponent President Donald Trump and other prominent Republicans.
O'Rourke's loss should put to rest the notion that a left-wing progressive can win in deep-red Texas without compromising on key issues.
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Every state is up significantly over 2014, but Texas and Florida are way up thanks to competitive races in each state. More than 16 percent of voters to date have Spanish surnames, a higher share than in any previous midterm election.
The Democrat lost to incumbent Sen.
The last time a Democrat won a statewide election in Texas was 1994.
Mr Cruz's actions, especially the government shutdown, alienated many of his Republican colleagues in the Senate. "They're energized", Cruz said Monday.
In 2016, Cruz ran for president in a crowded GOP primary. That total shattered the U.S. Senate's existing fundraising record and easily surpassed Cruz's fundraising effort, which produced roughly $40 million.
Cruz, who has made no secret about wanting to run for president again once Trump leaves office, even gleefully tweeted national polls showing O'Rourke cracking the top 10 among potential Democratic White House hopefuls in 2020, arguing they show how liberal he is.