A number of notable races are taking place on Tuesday in the US midterm elections, when Americans go to the polls to elect governors and members of the US House of Representatives and Senate.
Here is a look at some of the most interesting contests:
– Beto-mania –
One of the most expensive and closely watched Senate races is in Texas, where incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz is facing Democratic Representative Beto O’Rourke.
O’Rourke, 46, whose given names are Robert Francis but who goes by Beto, is mounting a surprisingly strong challenge to the 47-year-old Cruz in the reliably Republican “Lone Star State.”