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Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat running against Sen. Ted Cruz, finishes a speech to cheers at a campaign event in Katy, Texas, Aug. 9, 2018. O’Rourke, who has visited each of the state’s 254 counties, has been attempting the Texas equivalent of walking on water — winning statewide as a liberal Democrat. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times)

Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the Texas Democrat running against Sen. Ted Cruz, finishes a speech to cheers at a campaign event in Katy, Texas, Aug. 9, 2018. O’Rourke, who has visited each of the state’s 254 counties, has been attempting the Texas equivalent of walking on water — winning statewide as a liberal Democrat. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times)