El Pasoans have a nationally known public figure in Beto O'Rourke. He has run for senator against Ted Cruz and run for president in the last presidential race. He lost both races but he has remained in the public spotlight. He is often called on by national cable channels for analysis of races and policies coming out of both Texas and Washington D.C. Even though he lost both big races, he has remained a figure of interest in the Texas governor's race and the Texas senate race. There are a lot of people on both sides of the political fence who want to know if Beto is going to throw his hat into either race again.

The word from Axios is he is going to run for Texas governor against current governor Greg Abbott. An article on Sunday shot O'Rourke onto the trending topics on Twitter within hours of it being published. The article says that O'Rourke has been asking the advice of Texas political operatives about a possible run. O'Rourke could possibly also face actor Matthew McConaughey in a race for the Texas governor's seat. McConaughey has often hinted at his desire to get into state politics.

O'Rourke made a bold statement during the 2020 presidential race when he said he would take away AK-47 and AR-15s, click here to see that statement. Many in Texas and nationally thought that was the moment he lost his bid for the White House. However, a recent Dallas Morning News poll showed that Abbott only has a five point percentage lead over O'Rourke.

Neither O'Rourke nor his camp has made any statement about the Axios article. If he were to win the race for the Texas governor's office he would be the first E Pasoan to reach that level of power statewide. Many believe it would also set him up for a stronger run at the White House. If O'Rourke decides to make a run we will update this article.

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