Gov. Rick Perry (R), the one who was indicted — is not running for re-election. Word on the street is that he’s got “1600 Pennsylvania” on his mind. Republicans are in control in Texas, but a Democrat with national sneaker-cred has spiced things up in this year’s gubernatorial race.
WHO is WHO:
Greg Abbott (R): Texas’s Attorney General. Wendy Davis once said “He hasn’t walked a day in my shoes.” Which would be very difficult, seeing as he’s a paraplegic. Abbott’s favored right now.
WHAT are the ISSUES:
Immigration: Everything is BIGGER in Texas, especially immigration issues. Over the years, thousands of unaccompanied children have crossed the US-Mexico border into Texas, which gained national media coverage this year. This has become a big voter issue for both candidates. Both will try to prove that they’re the leader Texas needs.
Social Issues: Both candidates will make their case to female voters on everything from equal pay to reproductive rights. Davis is very pro-choice. Abbott is very pro-life.
I’M FROM TEXAS:
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November 4th is Election Day. Voting closes at 7pm local time.