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Senator Ted Cruz served as the as Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to 2008. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@tedcruz)

  • Matthew McConaughey is expected to run for the position of  Texas Governor
  • Cruz called McConaughey "formidable" but suggested him to not run
  • A poll conducted in Texas suggested McConaughey had the lead on Greg Abbott

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Greg Abbott has been serving as the Governor of Texas since 2015. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@GovAbbott)

  • Abbott had previously threatened with the veto 
  • The budget was vetod after Democrats walked out of the House chambers
  • Democrats describe the step as "tyrannical"

Houston, Jun 12 (PTI) At least 13 people were wounded, with two of them critical, in a shooting in the busy entertainment district in downtown Austin of Texas on Saturday, police said.

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Texas state Governor Greg Abbott. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Texas is considered to be a stronghold for the Republican party
  • The bill aims to increase restrictions against voters
  • Texas' House and Governor still need to approve the legislation

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott. (Photo Credit:AFP)

  • Republican Greg Abbott signed a bill on Wednesday that would ban abortion at six weeks
  • The Texas bill makes no exception for rape or incest
  • At least 10 other Republican-led states have passed similar legislation

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott. (Photo Credit:AFP)

  • The sale will only be allowed in sealed containers
  • Sale of beer and ale will begin on September 1, 2021
  • Delivery of such drinks will be allowed with food orders

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American actor Matthew McConaughey is famous for his roles in 'Interstellar' and 'Dallas Buyers Club'. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@McConaughey)

  • Matthew is yet to formally announce his political plans
  • He could defeat Abbott in the 2022 elections, according to a University of Texas poll
  • 45% of people voted for McConaughey

Emily Murdock, left, and her twin sister Elizabeth Murdock vote in Georgia's U.S. Senate runoff election. (PTI File Photo)

  • Georgia recently passed a law that makes numerous changes to how elections will be administered
  • Many say the law would mainly impact the state's large Black population
  • President Joe Biden and African-American leaders have criticised the new rules

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Greg Abbott is the Governor of Texas. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@govabbott)

  • Texas Governor Greg Abbott refused to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Texas Rangers’ home opener
  • For his decision, Abbott cited MLB's move to pull out the All-Star game from Atlanta, Georgia
  • MLB took the decision over Georgia's new restrictive voting laws

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Globe Life Field staged last year's World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Rangers)

  • Around 40,000 fans came to watch the match
  • Texas Governor Abbott allowed the state to fully reopen last month
  • Rangers officials detailed a series of safety protocols for fans