According to Axios, Beto O’Rourke is planning to run for governor of Texas in 2022.
Although no decision has been made, Beto is expected to make a statement in the coming months.
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According to Axios,
Texas political insiders tell Axios that former Rep. Beto O’Rourke is preparing to run for governor of Texas in 2022, with an announcement expected later this year.
Why it matters: O’Rourke’s entry would provide Democrats with a high-profile candidate with a national fundraising network to challenge Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, as well as a path to a political comeback for O’Rourke, a former three-term congressman from El Paso and 2020 presidential candidate and voting rights activist.
However, he would be running in a tumultuous political climate. At the southern border, immigration is soaring, and Democrats throughout the country are ready for a bruising midterm election and the possibility of losing the House of Representatives in 2022.
In a hypothetical battle, O’Rourke has closed the margin with Abbott, down 37 percent to 42 percent, according to a new poll for the Dallas Morning News. In July, O’Rourke was trailing by 12 points, 33 percent to 45 percent.
In a separate poll conducted over the summer, Abbot’s support rating fell to 41%, with 50% disapproving.
In Texas, Beto’s agenda of gun confiscation will fail miserably.
Texans have a strong attachment to their firearms.
During the 2019 presidential primaries, Beto O’Rourke stated that he would seize people’s guns by force.
“No, it’s not a choice. I want to make sure we’re on the same page here. It is required. It will be a legal requirement. On MSNBC in 2019, Beto said of his proposed gun confiscation program, “You will be compelled to comply with the law.”
“Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15!” says Beto in 2019.