Beto O’Rourke, a former Texas representative, announced on November 15 that he intends to run for Governor in the Lone Star State. Probably most well-known for saying “Hell yeah, we’re gonna take your AR-15, your AK-47 ” during the Democratic Party presidential primaries in 2019, O’Rourke has been mulling the idea for some.
His decision will likely open the floodgates of campaign donations since Texas has long been an elusive prize for Democrats seeking to establish an iron grip on Electoral College votes. Previously, the former presidential candidate unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
“Those in positions of public trust have stopped listening to, serving and paying attention to — and trusting — the people of Texas,” O’Rourke says in a new campaign video. Responding to the announcement, a campaign spokesman for Texas Governor Greg Abbott said, “The last thing Texans need is President Biden’s radical liberal agenda coming to Texas under the guise of Beto O’Rourke. The contrast for the direction of Texas couldn’t be clearer.”
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