Perpetual candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke announced Monday who will run for the governor in the state of the lonely star. The former congressman, Senate candidate and Democratic presidential candidate made his announcement in a video.
O’Rourke’s statement could portend a correspondence between him and the incumbent government. Greg Abbott (R) who recently announced he is running for a third term.
In his announcement video, O’Rourke said, “Together, we can overcome the small and divisive politics we see in Texas today and return to the big and bold vision that once defined Texas.”
BREAKING: Anti-guns, failed presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke announces race for Texas governorhttps://t.co/zEBgUn1gdG
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A makeup pony
In his announcement, O’Rourke focused on the Republicans speaking of the power outage of the electricity grid last winter during an ice storm that plunged temperatures and left thousands without energy for days.
What O’Rourke didn’t talk about are the thousands of illegal immigrants who continue flowing across the southern border of the United States and how the Biden administration doesn’t seem interested in stopping them.
Joanna Rodriguez, spokesperson for the Republican Governors Association, didn’t seem worried about O’Rourke’s entry into the race. “Texas voters have already dismissed Beto O’Rourke for a statewide office, and they will do it again now that they know how radical he truly is.”
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Crowded primary fields
Both the Democratic and Republican primary fields are filling up in Texas. O’Rourke has opponents who don’t have much name recognition and Gov. Abbott currently has two main challengers. He was challenged by former Texas GOP president Allen West and former state senator Don Huffines.
However, O’Rourke has already gained a lot of support from the Democrat Governors Association.
In a tweet, the Association stated: “[email protected] he has fought for Texans for years, galvanizing citizens and battling the outrageous voter suppression efforts of the GOP and restrictions on reproductive rights. We are now ready to help him become the next Texas governor. “
Beto O’Rourke running for governor of Texas after openly declaring his hatred of guns is one of the dumbest things I’ve heard from …
* check history *
– Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) November 15, 2021
Texans can have long memories
More than a couple of Texans will be scratching their heads wondering how a guy like Beto O’Rourke could get traction in a place like Texas.
Prior to O’Rourke’s announcement, Abbott’s campaign ran a digital ad, the beginning of which showed a clip of O’Rourke’s failed presidential campaign in which he talked about immigration and said that “we don’t need walls to solve a problem we don’t have. ”
But what should it be? icing on the cake for Texas voters is O’Rourke’s madness statement during a 2019 Democratic presidential debate in which he said, “Heck yeah, we’ll get your AR-15.”
According to a report by Fox News, Texas has the largest number of gun owners of any state in the nation. This could be problematic for O’Rourke.
David Carney, a political advisor for Abbott’s campaign, predicted to Fox News that excluding O’Rourke would be detrimental to any Republican gubernatorial candidate. Even though O’Rourke’s views are apparently out of touch with the average Texans, he thinks about confiscating his weapons and being a staunch supporter of the new green deal.
Carney also said O’Rourke will rake in large sums of money from other places across the country, namely Hollywood and Washington. “We tend to take him very seriously and care for him.”
FALDO FROM THE PRESS: @BetoORourke just announced he’s running for governor of Texas. He still supports the confiscation of weapons.
NOTE TO BETO: Texans NEVER HAVE and NEVER will hand over their weapons. We beat Beto before and we will beat him again. pic.twitter.com/Rw7Zk5ZIIS
– NRA (@NRA) November 15, 2021
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