Greg Abbott effectively tied his Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke to the unpopular policies of President Biden in a debate between the two, according to an expert in campaign debate preparation.
According to Brett O'Donnell, an expert in advising political candidates to debate effectively, Abbott succeeded."Beginning with immigration, which dominated the beginning of the debate, Abbott repeatedly blamed Biden for the crisis and tied O’Rourke as the representative for those failures in Texas," O'Donnell told Fox News Digital.
GREG ABBOTT, BETO O'ROURKE SUPPORTERS SOUND OFF.
Texas gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott, a Republican, and Beto O'Rourke, a Democrat.
Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas, June 8, 2021."There will be other cities in the future that also will be on the receiving end of migrants, because we will continue to have to move migrants because Joe Biden continues to allow more illegal immigrants to come into the state of Texas," Abbott said."O’Rourke wants to make this election about abortion — he said so in the debate," O'Donnell said. 8
This is an attack on women," O'Rourke said, referring to a comment Abbott made that he wanted to "eliminate rapists" from Texas
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks at a primary election gathering in Fort Worth, Texas, March 1, 2022.TEXAS GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE BETO O'ROURKE DODGES TWICE WHEN ASKED IF HE WOULD 'TAKE YOUR AR-15'