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Texas 2022 Elections

How the end of Roe and the Uvalde school shooting could reshape the race for Texas governor

A history-making spring in Texas is laying the groundwork for a contentious final four months in the race to lead the state, where Republican incumbent Greg Abbott remains the favorite but is confronting his toughest Democratic opponent yet in Beto O’Rourke.

Gov. Greg Abbott visits a memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 29, 2022.
Beto O'Rourke listens to demonstrators in front of the Federal Courthouse hours after the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022, in Houston, Texas.

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