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TEXAS GOVERNOR RACE: It’s Beto ‘I’m Gonna Take Your AR-15’ O’Rourke vs. Incumbent Gov. Gregg Abbott

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, with his wife Cecilia, left, attends a primary election night event, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Corpus Christi, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Gregg Abbott has earned a solid reputation for leading the great State of Texas in challenging times. In the March 1st primary, he handily fended off challenges from a gaggle of GOPers to roll on to November’s general election. Meanwhile, perennial loser Robert Francis “Hell yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15” O’Rourke won the Democrat nomination.

In November, Texans will vote for either the guy who supports gun rights (and signed constitutional carry into law) or the failed US Senate (and Presidential) candidate who famously crowed that he was coming for America’s favorite rifles during one of the early debates. Before he quit due to an acute lack of support.

Real Clear Politics shows Robert Francis almost ten points down to Governor Abbott. It’s still early, but ten points is almost a wipeout.

What’s worse for the faux Hispanic is that Texans just don’t prefer him on any major issue. On gun policy, voters prefer Abbott by a 2:1 margin per Quinnipiac.  Is it any wonder “Beto” has moderated reformed his position from “Hell yes” to implausibly telling voters, “We need to protect the Second Amendment“?

The AP has the story of the upcoming race for Texas gov via MSN.

O’Rourke nearly ousted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 will get the chance to try for an even bigger upset in November. He’ll be an underdog against Abbott, who began the campaign with more than $50 million and staking out hard-line positions on abortion guns and immigration.

One thing remains certain: it will be an entertaining campaign season.

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