Political incongruities could also be seen elsewhere on Tuesday. In Texas, the conservative governor, Greg Abbott, was handily re-elected, while conservative U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz narrowly avoided a defeat. In Maryland, Republican Larry Hogan was re-elected over Ben Jealous, who stood far to the Left, while Republican Tony Campbell lost his bid for Maryland’s U.S. Senate seat to longtime liberal incumbent Ben Cardin. Vermont, a state which returned socialist Bernie Sanders to the Senate, also re-elected Republican Gov. Phil Scott.