Beto O’Rourke Announces His Texas Governor Campaign This Morning
This morning, El Paso Democrat Beto O'Rourke announced his campaign for Texas Governor. O'Rourke posted a two-minute video to his Twitter account, explaining why he is running for Governor.
Beto O'Rourke is a former three-term Democratic Congressman from El Paso who also run against Ted Cruz for Texas Senate. After, O'Rourke also ran for President of the United States and lost. Beto O'Rourke is the first high-profile Democrat to announce his intent to run for Texas Governor, according to USA Today.
In the video, O'Rourke discussed the weather crisis in February when the Texas electrical grid failed, leaving millions without power, heat, and eventually causing pipes in some buildings to burst and leaving dozens of Texans dead. According to the Texas Tribune, the Texas grid failure could be the costliest disaster in the state's history.
O'Rourke went on to discuss how he wants to make sure Texas has a functional electrical grid, continue creating more jobs in Texas, better schools education for children, expand Medicaid, and legalize marijuana.
O'Rourke explained that he believes people in positions of power in Texas are more focused on the "kind of extremist policies around abortion, or permitless carry or even in our schools that really only divide us and keep us apart and stop us from working together."
You can find out more about Beto O'Rourke's campaign for Texas Governor at the Beto O'Rourke website. This isn't a surprise, there has been a lot of talk about Beto running for Texas Governor against Republican incumbent Greg Abbott. You can read more about why he is running for Texas Governor at the Dallas Morning News.
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