Democrat Beto O’Rourke is running for governor of Texas.
Monday was the announcement by the former El Paso congressman.
It’s O’Rourke’s third run for office in as many election cycles after a narrow loss for U.S. Senate in 2018 and a short-lived presidential run in 2020.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is running for a third term. However, his normally solid approval ratings have suffered due to his handling of the coronavirus epidemic.
Gov. Abbott has said Texas voters won’t forget O’Rourke calling for mandatory buybacks of assault weapons and aggressive action on climate change.
Since Ann Richards’ 1990 election, Texas has not elected any Democratic governor.