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Texas 2022 Elections

What Greg Abbott’s decisive win over Beto O’Rourke portends for his future

After defeating O’Rourke — Texas’ most promising Democrat in recent history — Abbott begins his third term in a strong position, with a rising national profile and a governing mandate in the eyes of fellow Republicans.

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup award announcement at the Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin on March 1, 2022.

Campaign promises and the next session

Unresolved issues


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Politics State government Beto O'Rourke Greg Abbott