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Not so fast: Greg Abbott, Texas Republicans face a complex election landscape after abortion ruling, Uvalde shooting

Both Gov. Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke hope to define the election on issues viewed as favorable to their own parties.

Rita Economos and her 4-year-old June prepare their vote in a booth at the Lochwood Branch Library in Dallas on Feb. 25, 2022, the last day of early voting in the Texas primary. Dallas County voting centers’ hours were extended till 10 P.M. on the last day of early voting to make up for early closures due to icy weather.
Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference with nine other governors regarding the southern border at Anzalduas Park in Mission on Oct. 6, 2021.

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Both parties — up and down the ballot — aim to woo women voters 

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Beto O’rourke speaks at a rally in support of abortion rights in East Austin on Jun. 26, 2022.

Democrats face headwinds, too: O’Rourke’s 2020 run, Joe Biden 

Republicans eye South Texas, Democrats seek rural, suburban edge 

U.S. Rep. Mayra Flores, R-Los Indios, speaks at the Pro Life America's Hopeful Future conference in McAllen on July 9, 2022. Flores, recently sworn into office after a special election, faces an uphill battle in November as she competes against Democrat Vicente Gonzalez for the Texas CD-34 seat.

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