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Republicans Paint the Town Red All Over Texas

This story is developing and will be updated.

Election results are coming in, and it seems like the night belongs to the GOP.

Texas’s most-watched race, and the most expensive in the state’s history, was won by the incumbent, Gov. Greg Abbott. The race had a tight margin, but for the last couple of weeks, polls started giving the Republican candidate the advantage. Still, Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic party candidate, ended up with only 41% of the votes. Both candidates raised a combined $128 million during their campaigns, spent over $150 million, and have a combined total of almost $33 million in their campaign coffers.

Abbott posted a video of his campaign team celebrating in South Texas, while Beto’s press conference hinted at a possible run by his wife, Amy, in an upcoming election.

In the Lt. Governor’s race, Dan Patrick took the victory home, beating Democratic candidate Mike Collier by a margin of roughly 15 percentage points. As of Tuesday night, the far-right republican candidate had 56% of the votes.

While many believed the Attorney General’s office was the only race Democrats could dream to take from the GOP, voters took a turn and gave the victory to the incumbent, Ken Paxton.

The comptroller’s office will also remain in republican’s hands, with Glenn Hegar securing a third term tonite. According to the Texas Tribune, Hegar has already assured the people he won’t be seeking reelection for a 4th term in the future.

The Republican party has a lot to celebrate tonight, especially since no other race seems to be going in favor of the blue party. A sweeping victory like this one hadn’t been seen in Texas in almost 25 years.

RA Staff
RA Staff
Written by RA News staff.


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