Beto O'Rourke supporters continue to remain hopeful even after loss

Beto O'Rourke falls short by 3% against Ted Cruz

Supporters for Beto O'Rourke said they hope to see change and more people coming out to vote to get someone like O'Rourke, elected into a Senate seat.

O'Rourke was defeated by Sen. Ted Cruz Tuesday.

"I think we've been shown what's capable of happening when we elect the same people in power who don't hold our interest," said O’Rourke supporter, Ale Muniz.

This was one of the closest races in the country. His supporters gathered at Southwest University Ball Park on Tuesday for a watch party.

“Tonight was incredibly empowering, when I got here I was just in shock with just the energy, the enthusiasm the hope that people here have,” said O’Rourke supporter Melissa Stearns.

For Muniz, this loss is not only disappointing, but empowering.

She said she wants to make sure people get out and vote.

“The only thing we can do is keep voting, keep canvassing, keep making phone calls, but it is a little discouraging I guess,” said Muniz.

Many said El Paso now has a spotlight on it, and this is something O'Rourke's supporters are excited about.

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