Governor of Texas:
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BETO O'ROURKE

DEMOCRATIC CHALLENGER

GREG ABBOTT

REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT

 


JOB DESCRIPTION:  The governor makes policy recommendations that lawmakers in both the state House and Senate chambers may sponsor and introduce as bills. The governor also appoints the Secretary of State--who controls how elections are conducted in the state--as well as members of boards and commissions who oversee the heads of state agencies and departments.

Duties, Requirements & Powers | Office of the Texas Governor |

BETO O'ROURKE IN THE NEWS

Beto O'Rourke, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Legislation Sponsored or Cosponsored by Beto O'Rourke While in Congress, 2013 - 2019. Library of Congress.

Beto O'Rourke's Performance as a Congressman.  GovTrack.us.

WHO DONATES TO BETO O'ROURKE?

Who donates tells us a lot about who the candidates  are listening to and who will influence policy if the candidate wins the office.  Candidates are required by law to submit donor information monthly.

ABORTION

GUN SAFETY


IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION


POWER GRID

PUBLIC EDUCATION VS. SCHOOL VOUCHERS

GREG ABBOTT IN THE NEWS

Greg Abbott: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

WHO DONATES TO GREG ABBOT?

  • Who donates tells us a lot about who the candidates  are listening to and who will influence policy if the candidate wins the office.  Candidates are required by law to submit donor information monthly.

ABORTION

CHILD PROTECTION

CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY

ELECTION PROTECTION

GUN SAFETY


IMMIGRATION AND BORDER PROTECTION


POWER GRID FAILURE

PUBLIC EDUCATION VS. SCHOOL VOUCHERS