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Texas 2022 Elections

Statewide elections, a redder South Texas and Beto-mania: the biggest Texas political stories to watch for in 2022

Next year, every state official and every member of the Texas Legislature and Congress are up for election. That makes for a big year in Texas politics.

The Texas Capitol in Austin on Oct. 19, 2021.

Can Beto O’Rourke make the governor’s race competitive?

How different will the Legislature look after the election?

Can Republicans turn South Texas more red?

How tough of a reelection race will Ken Paxton have?

What external events will rear their head?

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Politics State government 2022 elections Attorney General's Office Beto O'Rourke Greg Abbott