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O’Rourke To Run For Governor Against Abbott

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 22: Governor Greg Abbott of Texas addresses the crowd before President Donald Trump took the stage for a rally in support of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on October 22, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Cruz, the incumbent, is seeking Senate re-election in a high-profile race against Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke. (Photo by Loren Elliott/Getty Images)

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.





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