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Texas gubernatorial debate: Beto O’Rourke, Greg Abbott spar on guns, abortion and immigration
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Texas gubernatorial debate: Beto O’Rourke, Greg Abbott spar on guns, abortion and immigration

Guns. Abortion. . Texas' closely-watched gubernatorial race hit the final stretch Friday night at the first — and likely only — debate between incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke, as the candidates sparred on some of the biggest issues facing votes in the state.While recent polls have shown O'Rourke trailing Abbott by around 7 points, this still could be the closest Texas governor's race in years. Abbott won in 2014 by over 20 points, and in 2018 by over 13 points. Abbott and O'Rourke have not squared off in person since the day after the Uvalde school shooting, when O'Rourke confronted Abbott during a press conference. O'Rourke has continued to hammer Abbott for his response to the shooting, even holding a press conference ahead of the d...
Beto O’Rourke returns to campaign trail in South Texas, acknowledges “some dark days” for residents
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Beto O’Rourke returns to campaign trail in South Texas, acknowledges “some dark days” for residents

Laredo, Texas — Beto O'Rourke returned to the campaign trail Friday night in Laredo, Texas, a crucial spot for the Democratic nominee for governor and for the party statewide.  After being away for over a week as he recovered from a bacterial infection, O'Rourke returned to a cheering crowd of hundreds of supporters. Since the beginning of July, O'Rourke has been on a 49-day, 70-stop tour through Texas, which is set to wrap up next week in the central Texas town of Lockhart. O'Rourke stuck to issues pertaining to Texas, calling Gov. Greg Abbott "the worst governor in the United States," and touched on the 2021 power grid failure, abortion and immigration, a huge issue in Laredo, a border town. He did not mention President Joe Biden or the president's speech on Thursday night that c...
Beto O’Rourke takes break from campaign trail after suffering bacterial infection
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Beto O’Rourke takes break from campaign trail after suffering bacterial infection

Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, is taking a break from the campaign trail after suffering a bacterial infection, he said in a statement on Sunday. "After feeling ill on Friday, I went to Methodist Hospital in San Antonio where I was diagnosed with a bacterial infection," O'Rourke tweeted."While my symptoms have improved, I will be resting at home in El Paso in accordance with the doctors' recommendations," O'Rourke, 49, added. Neither O'Rourke nor his campaign said when he would be back on the trail. O'Rourke, who had been on a 49-day drive beginning in July with more than 70 stops throughout the state, canceled events this weekend in Lockhart, San Antonio and more.  Texas Democratic gubernatorial candida...