Beto O’Rourke confronts Texas governor during update on Uvalde elementary school shooting

Beto O’Rourke confronts Texas governor during update on Uvalde elementary school shooting

This post was originally published on this siteTexas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke confronted Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and other officials on Wednesday as they tried to provide updates on Tuesday’s deadly shooting at an elementary school in the state.

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Beto O’Rourke threads careful needle on border policy as Democrats grapple with the issue

Beto O’Rourke threads careful needle on border policy as Democrats grapple with the issue

This post was originally published on this site By James Barragán and Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune April 18, 2022. Beto O’Rourke had called for an end to Title 42 for months. He said the emergency health order from the federal government, which allows officials to turn away migrants at...

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‘Trying despite the odds’: Beto O’Rourke embraces return to long-shot status in bid to oust Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

‘Trying despite the odds’: Beto O’Rourke embraces return to long-shot status in bid to oust Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

This post was originally published on this siteTexas Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who is challenging GOP Gov. Greg Abbott, is running his third race in five years in what could be the toughest political environment he has faced to date. He is also taking on well-funded opponent in a state where...

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Abbott tops GOP primary field, leads O’Rourke in matchup: poll

Abbott tops GOP primary field, leads O’Rourke in matchup: poll

This post was originally published on this siteTexas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) tops his primary challengers and leads Democrat Beto O’Rourke in the Lone Star State’s  2022 gubernatorial race, according to a new poll released Thursday. A poll from The Hill/Emerson College Polling found that…

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Poll finds Abbot with 10-point lead on Beto O’Rourke in Texas

Poll finds Abbot with 10-point lead on Beto O’Rourke in Texas

This post was originally published on this siteTexas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has a comfortable lead over former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) on the strength of a big advantage among independent voters, a new poll shows.The survey, conducted by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at…

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Beto O’Rourke’s blunt support of marijuana legalization gives advocates hope for policy change

Beto O’Rourke’s blunt support of marijuana legalization gives advocates hope for policy change

This post was originally published on this site At a crowded rally in downtown Austin, Beto O’Rourke ticked off his usual laundry list of campaign promises: stabilizing the power grid, rolling back the state’s new permitless carry law and expanding health care access. But the El Paso Democrat got some...

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Beto O’Rourke targets Gov. Greg Abbott for vetoing bill to improve internet access in rural Texas

Beto O’Rourke targets Gov. Greg Abbott for vetoing bill to improve internet access in rural Texas

This post was originally published on this site As he campaigns in rural Texas, Beto O’Rourke is accusing Gov. Greg Abbott of stifling efforts to improve broadband internet access there, even after Abbott prioritized the issue in the regular legislative session earlier this year. O’Rourke, a Democrat who announced in...

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O’Rourke announces bid to take on Greg Abbott in 2022 Texas gubernatorial race

O’Rourke announces bid to take on Greg Abbott in 2022 Texas gubernatorial race

This post was originally published on this siteBeto O’Rourke, the former congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Monday launched his campaign to unseat Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022.

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