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THE TEXAN: Uvalde, Border Troubles, and a Landmark Court Ruling: Top Texas Political Stories of 2022

November 8, 2022 was a good night for Texas Republicans, especially those at the statewide level. Headlined by Gov. Greg Abbott’s 11-point win over Democrat Beto O’Rourke, each of the seven statewide Republicans defeated their opponents by double-digit percentages.

Whereas their federal counterparts floundered at the polls, Texas Republicans gained two seats in the House and one in the Senate. This sets the table for the 88th Legislative Session that begins on January 10 next year. A $27 billion projected surplus is expected to dominate the debate, with jockeying already underway over how to disburse the sum.

Galvanized by their victories, Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) have begun to lay out their priorities for next year — or doubled-down on promises made on the campaign trail…

In Tarrant County, the Patriot Mobile PAC went 11 for 11 in the races it jumped into, pumping in over $400,000 collectively…

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