Fox News: Greg Abbott defeats Beto O'Rourke, wins third term as Texas governor

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has won re-election in Texas, defeating Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke, FOX News projects.

The governor is expected to speak later tonight at an election rally in McAllen.

Abbott was first elected in 2014 to the position that Republicans have held in the state since 1995.

Abbott has also previously served as Attorney General of Texas, a Texas Supreme Court justice and a state district judge in Harris County.

The governor’s race highlighted issues like school safety, gun laws, border security and abortion. 

Gov. Greg Abbott not making public appearances prior to election


Abbott is holding his election night watch party in McAllen. He says he has spent more time in the Rio Grande Valley than any other Texas governor in the state’s history. He believes the Latino vote will help win him a third term in office.

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