The stakes are high for Democrat Beto O’Rourke on Friday night in his only debate against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas.
O’Rourke is trying to close in on the two-term incumbent with six weeks until Election Day. Abbott has tried to refocus the race on his hardline immigration measures at the US-Mexico border as anger in Texas is evident over a new abortion ban and the Uvalde school massacre.
Early voting is expected to begin in just over three weeks. O’Rourke visited many heavily Republican counties in an effort to weaken the rural wall of support that helped the GOP offset losses in big cities and suburbs.
The debate begins at 7 p.m. Friday and is expected to last an hour. In addition to watching this livestream courtesy of Nexstar, you can also listen live on News 88.7.