Beto O'Rourke took his fight directly to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, telling him during a press conference on the Uvalde school shooting, "This is on you!"
The NRA and friends got this much power through a combination of anger and patience. Their opponents may need to do the same.
"You're all doing nothing," O'Rourke said to Texas officials who were giving updates on the mass shooting at an Uvalde elementary school.
Abbott easily bested a group of conservative challengers to lock up his party’s nomination Tuesday, and will face O’Rourke in the November general election.
"We don't want extremism in our gun laws," the Texas gubernatorial candidate said.
“It’s not going to be easy. But it is possible,” O’Rourke said.
All eyes are on Beto O'Rourke, but Mike Collier's wonky campaign against Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick may be Democrats' biggest and best chance to finally turn Texas blue.
Abbott has built a $55 million war chest, but his popularity is sinking over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and embrace of hard-right politics.
The Texas governor's growing unpopularity opens doors for challenges by Matthew McConaughey and ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke, Dallas Morning News reports.
Rev. William Barber’s Poor People’s Campaign is leading a 27-mile, multiday march against voter suppression, urging Congress to take action on voting rights.