Beto O’Rourke announced Monday that he is running for governor of Texas against Greg Abbott.
I am running for governor.
Together, we can move beyond the petty divisive politics we see in Texas today – and return to the big, bold vision that defined Texas. Texas big enough for all of us.
– Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 15, 2021
I am running for governor and I want to tell you why. Last February, when the power grid went down and millions of our Texas compatriots were without power, which meant the lights weren’t turning on, the heat weren’t working, and soon their pipes froze and the water ceased to flow, they were abandoned by those who were elected to serve and watch over them. It is a symptom of a much larger problem that we currently have in Texas.
Those in positions of public trust have stopped listening, serving, paying attention and trusting the people of Texas, so they aren’t focusing on the things we really want to do, like making sure we have a functional electrical network. .
Beto O’Rourke cleverly exploits voter anger
Greg Abbott’s approval rating has plunged. Texas Republicans are the epitome of what happens to a state when a corrupt political party is unilaterally controlled. Texas Republicans cared so little about the people of their state that they ignored warnings about their power grid and literally froze them to death.
Beto O’Rourke is Greg Abbott’s worst nightmare. He is a popular underdog who can speak to the anger and worries of the people of Texas. O’Rourke made Republicans fear God when he ran statewide against Senator Ted Cruz.
Greg Abbott is vulnerable and O’Rouke is already showing the right message to beat him in 2022.
Mr. Easley is the editor. He is also a White House press pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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