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AUSTIN(AP) — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn has defeated little-known Democrat David Alameel to win his third term.Get the latest election results here.

Cornyn’s victory Tuesday was little surprise after he trounced tea-party challenger and U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman in March’s Republican primary. Cornyn is the No. 2 Republican in the Senate.

Though Texas’ senior senator has been criticized by some conservative activists for being too cozy with the Republican establishment, his name-recognition and fundraising prowess remain strong.

Cornyn’s campaign also worked to woo Hispanic voters.

Alameel is a millionaire who founded a chain of successful dental clinics. As a former donor to top Texas Republicans, he struggled to gain traction with Democrats.

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