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O’Rourke backtracks on statement about a possible run for Governor

Beto O'Rourke canvassing voters in San Antonio's North Side with Texas Organizing Project Oct. 27, 2020/Photo-TOP

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Will he or won’t he? Or does he even know?

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke is waffling on a run for governor.

The confusion started on Friday when comments O’Rourke made suggesting he no longer was interested in running for governor were published in the Dallas Morning News .

He was asked about a possible challenge to Republican Governor Greg Abbott and replied that he was focused on the things he is working on now. Including heading the Powered By People PAC, and his teaching duties at Texas State.

Many interpreted the comments as he was sitting this one out.

Then he came back to clarify that he’s not interested in running….. now, but he may consider a run in the future.

O’Rourke has been critical of Governor Abbott in recent months. He spoke out against how the Governor handled February’s winter storm and his repeal of the state mask mandate while dropping hints he may run against Abbott.

O’Rourke’s recent campaigns haven’t been successful.

He ran a close race to unseat Senator Ted Cruz in 2018, and made an attempt for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

 


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