By MEG KINNARD
WASHINGTON (AP) — WHY AP CALLED TEXAS FOR GREG ABBOTT
That’s why The Associated Press called the Texas governor’s race for Abbott on Tuesday.
O’Rourke, the former El Paso congressman and 2020 presidential contender, had sought to become the first Democrat in nearly 30 years to win statewide office in America’s most populous red state.
This year’s gubernatorial matchup was driven by a number of clashes, including a gun control debate following the massacre at an Uvalde elementary school.
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