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Watch: The Abbott vs. O’Rourke battle begins

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune

Watch: The Abbott vs. O’Rourke battle begins” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.

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The Texas Tribune looks at the opening weeks of the Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s run for governor against Republican incumbent Greg Abbott. O’Rourke is hoping voters will fire Abbott over issues including the 2020 power-grid failure, while Abbott is championing priorities like border security. Both are targeting South Texas, which is shaping up to be a key battleground in the 2022 election.

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