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Texas 2022 Elections

Immigration, abortion and economy expected to take center stage when Abbott, O’Rourke debate Friday

The debate, the candidates’ first and likely only one before the November election, begins at 7 p.m. Central time in Edinburg.

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O'Rourke, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott.

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“This is a race where a choice between the two candidates could not be more clear. If you think about a Venn diagram, I’m not quite sure if there’s any overlap.”

— Rebecca Deen, political science professor, UT-Arlington

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