- The conventional wisdom in Texas was that Uvalde County voters would favor Democrats in the midterms in the wake of the horrific school shooting.
- As it turned out, Gov. Greg Abbot won 60% of the county’s vote, and other GOP statewide candidates won by similar margins.
- Republican U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzalez also won 60% of the county’s vote.
- Republican state Senate candidate Robert Garza won 59% of the vote, 17 points more than incumbent Democrat Roland Gutierrez – even after Gutierrez introduced legislation for the state to give Robb Elementary victims’ family members $300 million in damages.
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