Beto O’Rourke Enters Race for Texas GovernorEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Beto O’Rourke announced his run for Texas governor Monday, targeting the incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott who is seeking a third term. “I’m running to serve the people of Texas, and I want to make sure that we have a governor that serves everyone, helps to bring this state together to do the really big things before us and get past the small, divisive politics and policies of Greg Abbott,” O’Rourke said in an interview with The Texas Tribune. “It is time for change.” Once a congressman, O’Rourke caught national attention when he almost unseated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in 2018, losing by only a three percent margin. O’Rourke entered the 2020 presidential race, but he withdrew the bid before the primaries began. In a video released Monday on his campaign website, O’Rourke criticized Abbott’s “extremist policies around abortion, or permitless carry, or even in our schools,” claiming those policies only divide …Read More

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