Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate running for governor, is spending election night on March 1 in none other than Fort Worth.
According to a release from his campaign, the candidate and his wife Amy O'Rourke will return to "the key battleground" of Tarrant County to hold an election night rally at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium on Tuesday March 1, at 7 pm.
March 1 is a primary election in anticipation of a general election on November 8. Offices being decided include governor, as well as a county judge race between former Fort Worth mayor Betsy Price and Tim O’Hare, who has been endorsed by Donald Trump.
Tarrant County usually goes Republican, but O'Rourke won Tarrant County in his 2018 run for U.S. Senate by more than nine points.
According to the Fort Worth Star Telegram, O'Rourke is the frontrunner in a five-way race for governor in the Democratic primary, beating Inocencio (Inno) Barrientez, Michael Cooper, Rich Wakeland, and Joy Diaz.
Abbott is facing five Republican candidates including Chad Prather, Allen West, Don Huffines, a Rick Perry who is not that Rick Perry, and Baroness Kandy Kaye Horn.
Recent polls show that a race between Abbott and O'Rourke is getting close. Possibly because of a letter issued by Abbott, directing Family and Protective Services to investigate all trans children in Texas and prosecute their parents as child abusers, as well as instructing teachers, doctors, and caregivers to report any trans students they see.
Early voting is currently underway and will end on February 25.