“With few other viable options, Texas Democrats are hoping that next year former Rep. Beto O’Rourke challenges Republican incumbent Greg Abbott for governor,” the Dallas Morning News reports.
“The El Paso Democrat is considering running for governor, saying that Abbott has failed Texas during the pandemic. He later criticized his handling of the February winter storm that left millions of Texans without power and water. That has fueled speculation that O’Rourke is all but in the governor’s race, even though he’s just as likely to opt against the underdog campaign.”
Said Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa, “Beto is out there. Julián (Castro) is out there. I’m figuring one of them is going to run. We should know pretty soon.”