# Texas governor race
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Wins Third Term Defeating Beto O'Rourke
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott retains the governorship defeating Beto O'Rourke.RK/Unsplash. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott won re-election in Texas, defeating Democrat Beto O'Rourke. Abbott was first elected in 2014. Fox 4 reports that Republicans have held the position in Texas since 1995. Gov. Abbott has previously served as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court justice, and a Harris County district judge.
Beto O'Rourke gains another celebrity endorsement at ACL when he brings Kacey Musgraves a beer.
Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke is no stranger to celebrity endorsements. He may have picked up a silent one at this year's Austin City Limits music festival. While onstage Sunday night in Austin, Kacey Musgraves took a break between songs and said: "Honestly, I could use a drink. Is there any beer or anything out there?"
Greg Abbott, Beto O'Rourke Win Primaries Setting Up Fight for Texas Governorship
The Texas governor race is set, it will be Gov. Greg Abbott facing off against Beto O'Rourke.Pete Alexopoulos/Unsplash. As results came in on Tuesday, it became clear that Governor Greg Abbott defeated seven Republican challengers including Allen West and Don Huffines. On the Democrat side, Beto O'Rourke, the former presidential candidate took a massive lead over a five-candidate Democratic field.