Beto O’Rourke Loses Texas Governor Bid In Third Failed Election In A Row

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Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke lost his race for Texas governor against incumbent Republican Greg Abbott, Fox News reported.

Abbott will remain governor for a third term, according to Fox News. O’Rourke lost his Senate campaign in 2018 to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and his presidential campaign in 2020.

Cook Political Report predicted the race would “likely” be handed to a Republican. (RELATED: Abbott’s Office Blasts Biden Admin For ‘Hypocritical’ Comments On Migrant Buses)

Abbott ran on a campaign that promoted his agenda of strict border security, energy independence and limited access to abortion.

HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 22: Governor Greg Abbott of Texas addresses the crowd before President Donald Trump took the stage for a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on October 22, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Loren Elliott/Getty Images)

Notably, Abbott launched “Operation Lonestar” to surge state troopers and soldiers to the border to address the record surge in illegal migration. As part of the initiative, Abbott has bused thousands of illegal migrants to sanctuary cities like New York City, Washington D.C. and Chicago.

O’Rourke’s campaign prioritized stricter gun laws in the aftermath of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers, and improved abortion access.

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