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Fri Sep 30, 2022, 11:00 PM

Abbott, O'Rourke spar over immigration, abortion and Uvalde shooting in debate

Source: Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke clashed Friday night over immigration, abortion and gun control in the only planned gubernatorial debate before the Nov. 8 elections.

Throughout the debate, Abbott tried to depict O’Rourke as an acolyte of Democratic President Joe Biden who would drive Texas to the left and who constantly “flip-flopped” on issues like police funding, immigration and energy policies. O’Rourke, for his part, said he wanted to “prosecute the case” against Abbott and the governor’s failures on issues like fixing the state’s energy grid, lowering property taxes and preventing school shootings.

The debate at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg kicked off with a discussion on immigration, which consistently ranks as one of the top issues for Texas voters.

Abbott touted the $4 billion the state has allocated toward border security, including funding to deploy thousands of National Guard troops and Department of Public Safety troopers to the southern border to apprehend the large number of migrants crossing into the state. But he noted that the state shouldn’t be paying any money because the federal government should be stepping up to secure the border.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2022/09/30/texas-governor-debate-greg-abbott-beto-orourke/

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Reply Abbott, O'Rourke spar over immigration, abortion and Uvalde shooting in debate (Original post)
SouthBayDem Sep 30 OP
Murphyb849 Oct 1 #1
hamsterjill Oct 1 #5
dalton99a Oct 1 #2
PatSeg Oct 1 #7
lamp_shade Oct 1 #3
Rhiannon12866 Oct 1 #4
hamsterjill Oct 1 #6
bluestarone Oct 1 #8
broiles Oct 1 #10
broiles Oct 1 #11
Bayard Oct 1 #9
yellowdogintexas Oct 2 #12
ck4829 Oct 3 #13

Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 12:10 AM

1. Spar? Beto kicked his ass. Repeatly. For sport.

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Response to Murphyb849 (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 05:56 AM

5. Amen!!

I saw a clear win for Beto. Abbott only whined and blamed, and offered no solutions.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 12:13 AM

2. Kick

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 09:20 AM

7. Thanks for posting

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 01:40 AM

3. Thanks. Bookmarked for later viewing.

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 01:51 AM

4. Yet the Uvalde families drove all that way to see the debate, but under Abbott's rules they couldn't

Get in!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 05:58 AM

6. And held a press conference

Asking everyone to please vote for Beto.

https://fb.watch/fT4NLeoBlL/

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 09:28 AM

8. So Abbott is allowed to AGAIN punish the victims?

After everything these families went through? So fucking WRONG!!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 10:05 AM

10. Thanks for the videos!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 10:06 AM

11. Thanks for the videos!

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sat Oct 1, 2022, 09:45 AM

9. Bookmarking

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 2, 2022, 11:54 AM

12. Abbott needs to stop and remember that President Biden isn't on the ballot

He is running against Beto O'Rourke and his own screwups as governor.

I read an article that the Republicans are greatly underestimating the power of the Pink Wave in this election.

We are the women of the Pink Wave and we are coming to get him. (and many others)

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Response to SouthBayDem (Original post)

Mon Oct 3, 2022, 06:48 AM

13. On merits alone, Abbott would sink

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