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Texas 2022 Elections

O’Rourke calls Abbott a “thug” and an “authoritarian” who’s “got his own oligarch here in the state of Texas”

The Democratic nominee for governor slammed the Republican incumbent in harsh terms, presaging a bitter lead-up to an election nearly eight months away.

Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, interviewed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke on Saturday at South by Southwest.

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