Texas primary tests GOP's rightward shift as midterms begin
March 2, 2022
USTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas kicked off the nation's long and likely bruising midterm season Tuesday with primaries that are testing the state's new, tougher voting laws while giving Republicans a chance to validate GOP leaders who have pushed already deeply red territory farther right and proudly tightened their embrace of former President Donald Trump.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott appears well positioned to secure his party's nomination, beginning his campaign with more than $50 million and staking out hard-line positions on guns, immigration and abortion.
The GOP primary for attorney gener...