Many Americans, especially those in Texas, have heard of Democrat Beto O’Rourke.
In 2018, O’Rourke ran against current Sen. Ted Cruz for a Senate seat. Just as O’Rourke lost to Cruz three years ago, the Texas Democrat furthermore neglected to win the Democrat Party’s nomination during the 2020 presidential election.
During the general election season, however, O’Rourke campaigned and put in the work to flip Texas blue. Needless to say, this agenda ultimately failed; Texas remained a ruby-red state, voting for Donald Trump, not Joe Biden.
Despite O’Rourke’s track record, though, he is apparently considering a run for Texas governor in 2022, confirms Breitbart News.
An O’Rourke Candidacy in the Texas Gubernatorial Race
The Lone Star State has not elected a Democrat for governor since 1991. In fact, Texans have repeatedly rejected radical left policies such as excessive gun control, infringements upon civil liberties, open borders, killing the oil sector, etc.
Currently, Republican Greg Abbott serves as the GOP governor of Texas. Governor Abbott is up for re-election in 2022 for a third term and O’Rourke may run against him.
Whether or not I run, I will do everything in my power to elect a Governor who looks out for everyone, keeps Texans safe, answers to the people instead of the special interests & guarantees that we all have equal opportunity to achieve our best in life. 8/8
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) January 28, 2021
Earlier this week, the Texas Democrat spoke with a state radio station to discuss his potential candidacy for governor of the Lone Star State. O’Rourke expressed his interest in seeing that “all of [Texans] are okay”; however, he did not specifically commit to entering the Texas gubernatorial race.
Based on O’Rourke’s Friday interview, it’s very clear that a potential run for governor is simply under consideration at this time.
Would Texas Elect a Democrat Governor?
Due to the deep red roots of Texas, it appears unlikely that the state would elect a Democrat as their governor.
O’Rourke infamously went viral during the 2020 presidential election for professing “hell yes, we’re gonna take your guns.” This didn’t sit well with Texans. It showed complete disregard for Second Amendment rights; likewise, O’Rourke has supported mandatory buyback programs while criticizing the current governor of Texas for upholding gun rights.
— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) January 28, 2021
If O’Rourke runs for governor next year, it will be a continued pattern of Democrats seeking to infiltrate GOP strongholds. At the end of the day, the Democrat Party wants complete and utter control, not the unity and bipartisanship they pretend to care about.
Do you think Texans would truly elect Beto O’Rourke as their governor? What do you think about Democrats seeking to infiltrate and flip blue Republican strongholds? Let us know in the comments section below.