Las Vegas Review-Journal
O’rourke says he’ll run for governor of Texas in 2022
Former Congressman Beto O’rourke is preparing to run for governor of Texas in 2022, a move that would pit a highprofile Democratic challenger against the current Republican leader of the state, Axios reported on Sunday.
The former three-term congressman and 2020 presidential candidate from El Paso has been calling allies for advice and is expected to announce the news later this year, Axios said, citing political operatives.
O’rourke developed a national profile when he ran against Sen. Ted Cruz for a U.S. Senate seat in 2018. O’rourke lost, but fared better than expected against the sitting Republican senator.
Texas has made national headlines as thousands of migrants arrive at its border with Mexico and the state rolls out a law that effectively bans all abortions.