Beto O'Rourke (D) is a US Representative from El Paso, who has served in the House of Representatives since his election in 2012. He is the Democratic nominee for the US Senate seat in 2018.
On the Major Issues - Rep. O'Rourke supports the decriminalization of marijuana, single-payer healthcare, responsible immigration reform, and is pro-choice.
Hallmarks of O'Rourke's campaign include his refusal to accept money from PACs, and a goal of spending time in all 254 counties in Texas.
Ted Cruz (R) is the junior US Senator from the state of Texas. Hailing from Houston, he has served in the Senate since his election in 2012. He is the Republican nominee for the US Senate seat in 2018.
On the Major Issues - Sen. Cruz supports the death penalty, opposes socialized medicine, a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and is staunchly pro-life.
He has been crossing the state meeting people in his campaign bus, and is scheduled to team with President Trump for a large campaign rally before Election Day.