Former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke officially announces run for governor
EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) — Former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke officially announced on Monday that he’s running for governor of Texas.
The democrat released a two-minute long video on his Youtube channel to make the announcement.
In the video, O’Rourke called out Texas’ leaders, referencing the issues with the state’s power grid after a strong winter storm left millions without power in February.
The gubernatorial race marks O’Rourke’s third campaign in the last four years. He unsuccessfully ran for senate in Texas, narrowly losing to Republican Ted Cruz in 2018. He also briefly ran for president, before dropping out of the race due to poor polling numbers.
According to the Texas Tribune, at least two other Democrats are running for governor. They include Michael Cooper, the president of the Beaumont NAACP who ran for lieutenant governor in 2018, and Deirdre Gilbert, an educator from the Houston area.
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