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Former Presidential candidate Beto O’rourke reportedly considering run for Texas governor

A top aide to Democrat Beto O’Rourke says he hasn’t ruled out a run for Texas governor in 2022 in challenge to current Republican governor Greg Abbott.

Beto O’Rourke, popular Democrat from Texas is considering a run for governor in his state of Texas in the 2022 election cycle. O’Rourke is most notably known for his presidential run in the 2020 presidential election in which he dropped out. O’Rourke is staying quiet and vague in regards to a decision, which is making Democrats anxious to say the least. “Impatience is not the word for it,” the party chairman, Gilberto Hinojosa, said. “But anxious is.” Should Beto decide to run, it will be his third election run, after both losing to Ted Cruz in 2018 for a Senate seat, as well as a failed White House run in 2020.

According to the Guardian, “There is no timeline on a decision, according to the aide, who said O’Rourke had recently finished teaching virtual classes at two Texas universities. For one he led a seminar on voting rights – as state lawmakers are set to approve a bill that would restrict polling hours and reduce options to cast a ballot.” All this comes in addition to rumor that famous actor Matthew McConaughey will also run for governor in 2022. Although he might run as well, it is unknown what his political affiliation is and what party he will run under.

ARTICLE: ETHAN FINN

POLITICS EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: THE GUARDIAN

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