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Texas Governor election outcomes, Greg Abbott vs. Beto O’Rourke, Nov. 8, 2022 midterms

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The high of the Texas poll shall be a nationally-watched showdown between former Congressman Beto O’Rourke and present Governor Greg Abbott.

The pair squared off in a single debate in September, although O’Rourke pressed for extra.

Both candidates sailed via their primaries and have raised record-setting quantities of marketing campaign donations during the last year.

Abbott and O’Rourke have been spending that money — as you’ve seemingly seen — on TV, radio and digital marketing campaign commercials.

O’Rourke has traversed the state on a seemingly endless city corridor tour of small cities and massive cities with a whole lot of stops, hoping to drag voters from rural and suburban areas which have traditionally voted Republican.

O’Rourke’s bid to shore up centrist and right-leaning voters could also be hamstrung by stances he took when working within the 2020 Democratic presidential major — together with banning AR-15s.

Abbott, however, has run a way more low-key marketing campaign — as is more and more widespread for incumbent candidates favored of their race.

But Abbott’s huge marketing campaign checking account means he can paint any opponent negatively throughout the state with out making a public look.

As the Republican incumbent, Abbott got here into the race a heavy favourite and continues to be main within the polls.

After all, no Democrat has gained a statewide election since 1992. That’s greater than 200 consecutive elections lost for Texas Dems.

But O’Rourke’s marketing campaign sees a gap.

Abbott has confronted backlash after the coronavirus restrictions he applied, the lethal failure of the ability grid and the misinformation he offered within the wake of the Uvalde faculty bloodbath when he uttered the now-infamous phrase “It could have been worse.”

Even with these potential vulnerabilities, it is going to be a monumental job to take down one of the high-profile Republicans within the nation — who has his eyes on the White House in 2024 — in a state that hasn’t elected a Democrat in three many years.

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