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Gov. Abbott: School choice wins in Tuesday's GOP primary runoffs in Texas

The Texas state legislature now has enough votes to pass school choice initiatives after Tuesday's Republican primary runoff election , Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday night.

"The Texas Legislature now has enough votes to pass school choice. This is a victory for every Texas family across our great state," Abbott said after multiple Republican pro-school choice candidates ran to challenge anti-choice incumbents and won their elections in the March 5 primary and Tuesday's runoff elections.

"While we did not win every race we fought in, the overall message from this year's primaries is clear: Texans want school choice," Abbott said. "Opponents of school choice can no longer ignore the will of the people. As we look ahead to the November general election, we will continue to work tirelessly to elect strong, conservative candidates who will ensure every child in Texas has access to the best education possible – regardless of their zip code or economic background. Working together, we will create an even brighter future for ..."