Wealthy dentist David Alameel (D) has won Texas's Democratic Senate runoff, defeating fringe candidate Kesha Rogers (D).

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The Associated Press called the race for Alameel, who was leading Rogers by 72 percent to 28 percent with 11 percent of precincts reporting.

Alameel was forced into a surprising runoff two months ago by Rogers an acolyte of gadfly perennial candidate and conspiracy theorist Lyndon LaRouche.

In the general election he'll face Sen. John CornynJohn CornynOvernight Finance: House panel to take up bill toughening review of foreign deals | Trump acknowledges Cohen payment on disclosure form | Officials set for new round of China trade talks Groups urge Senate panel to reject Trump's pick for Louisiana-based appeals court House panel will consider bill to boost foreign investment review powers next week MORE (R-Texas), the heavy favorite in the race.