Introducing Friends of the Institute

As a tribute to Senator Kennedy's 47-year career, gifts of $47 and up recognize you as a Friend of the Institute.

2018 Senate Election

Senator Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is seeking a second term to represent Texas. A product of the Tea Party wave of 2012, Cruz has consistently billed himself as a political outsider, and acted accordingly. He played a major role in the government shutdown of 2013 and has been critical of several members of his own party, including calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor. While his reelection in November is likely, changing demographics and the political energy among Democrats gives his challenger, U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke, a chance.

Register by:
October 6



Current Senate Seating Map

This is a representation of the Senate seats up for election by their location on the Senate floor. The highlighted seat is where Senator Cruz sits.

Additional Resources

  • 2018 Midterm Elections

    The Kennedy Institute offers visitors exhibits, programs, and activities to track key races and issues in the 2018 midterm elections.

  • Pennsylvania

    Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

  • Wyoming

    Senator John Barrasso