Poll: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s approval drops below 50 percent

54 percent of Texans say the state is on the wrong track, with 44 percent saying it’s on the right track. Among independents, a group that historically has swung toward the GOP in Texas elections, just 33 percent say the state is on the right track.

Beto O'Rourke drops out of presidential race

O'Rourke had been struggling to break through a crowded Democratic field. He entered the race in March with buzz from his narrow 2018 Senate loss to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas.