Beto O’Rourke Lays Out Some Plans For His Future In Politics
Apparently Beto O’Rourke wants everyone to pay attention to him. In March 2021, the former Texas Congressman drove over eight hours in opposition of two bills that “are going to do a lot to keep many Texans from being able to vote,” according to MSNBC.
If that’s not enough, he also conducted wellness checks in February 2021 after winter storms devastated the state’s power grids, which left many without heat in freezing temperatures (via People). O’Rourke also delivered food and water to seniors, and appeared to take pride in his good deeds. “I really enjoy being a volunteer and working with other volunteers,” he told the El Paso Times.
Republican strategist Dave Carney had some thoughts about O’Rourke’s efforts, saying, “Beto’s like a moth to a flame. If there’s a TV camera there, he will be there,” according to Politico. Carney added, “During a crisis, anybody helping out is a good thing.”
Could O’Rourke run for governor in Texas? Keep reading for more details on his plans.
Beto O'Rourke could be the next governor of Texas
Beto O’Rourke is thinking about challenging current Texas governor Greg Abbott, up for re-election in November 2022, according to People. O’Rourke served three terms in the House of Representatives, and lost a Senate race in 2018 against Ted Cruz.
But it looks like O’Rourke may be seriously considering a political comeback. He made a statement to NBC 5 on April 2, 2021 and said, “I’ve got no plans to run and I am very focused on the things that I am lucky enough to do right now. Organizing, registering voters and teaching.” However, O’Rourke’s team scrambled to clarify the statement, and the former governor has something else to say (via People): “Nothing I said would preclude me from considering a run in the future.”
Now that O’Rourke’s team hasn’t ruled out a run for governor, he might have to contend with actor Matthew McConaughey, who has said that running is “a true consideration,” via CNN.
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