The political season is officially open.
Former El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke officially announced his bid for Governor on Monday, making him the only Democrat to challenge Republican incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott to date.
O’Rourke previously came within two percentage points of the incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. He then jumped into the crowded Democratic presidential primary in March 2019, before suspending his campaign eight months later.