Thirty-five of the 100 seats in the United States Senate are up for election in 2018, including two special elections. This race is considered a 2018 battleground that may affect partisan control of the chamber in the 116th Congress. Republicans hold a 51-seat Senate majority. Democrats hold 47 seats, and the two independents caucus with them.
Although Texas has voted to send a Republican to the White House, the U.S. Senate, and governor’s office in every statewide election since 1994, two election forecasters have called this race a toss-up or "Leans Republican."
Learn much more and find recent national news updates on this race at Ballotpedia.