November 9, 2018 •
No Surprise, Abbott Wins Re-election in Texas
Governor Greg Abbott won re-election in Texas, easily defeating democratic challenger Lupe Valdez.
Abbott won 55.8 percent to Valdez’s 42.5 percent. This was a win many saw coming, as Abbott led in all polls preceding the election.
A conservative state, Texas has elected a republican governor in every election since 1994. The race was largely uneventful compared to previous elections.
A former Dallas County sheriff, Valdez ran as an advocate of the Texas working class.
Abbott mostly ignored her during the race and touted the successes of his first term in office and used his large fundraising efforts to assist candidates in down-ballot races.
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