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O'Rourke's campaign for Texas governor outraises Abbott

Jul. 15, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke on Friday reported raising nearly $32 million in his bid for Texas governor during the first half of 2022, more than Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and a haul that puts their race on track to smash spending records in November's midterm elections. ...

Biden's optimism collides with mounting political challenges

Jun. 18, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are going to hold onto the House after November's midterm elections. They will pick up as many as four seats in the Senate, expanding their majority and overcoming internal dissent that has helped stifle their agenda. As the challenges confronting...

O'Rourke bets shooting will shake up Texas governor's race

May. 30, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Still mourning a Texas mass shooting, Democrat Beto O'Rourke gave his long-shot campaign a jolt by imploring a national audience that it was finally time for real action to curb the proliferation of high-powered guns in his home state and across America. That was...

NRA stages big gun show in Texas days after school massacre

May. 26, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association begins its annual convention in Houston on Friday, and leaders of the powerful gun-rights lobbying group are gearing up to “reflect on” — and deflect any blame for — the deadly shooting earlier this week of 19 children and two teachers at an...

Beto O'Rourke interrupts briefing, echoing US debate on guns

May. 26, 2022 06:42 AM EDT

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Surrounded by fellow Republicans on a high school stage, Gov. Greg Abbott was wrapping up his opening remarks about the killing of school children and teachers in Uvalde, Texas, when Beto O'Rourke strode forward from his seat in the audience. “Gov. Abbott, I...