• January 27, 2022

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Beto O’Rourke touts underdog status in 1st El Paso gubernatorial

Beto O’Rourke invoked his hometown underdogs Saturday afternoon at his first El Paso campaign event since announcing his run for governor. He spoke of El Paso’s political, civil rights and sports figures who challenged the status quo and won. “We’re a city of underdogs … and that has never before stopped us,” O’Rourke told those […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke Announces Candidacy to Become the Next Governor of

Beto O’Rourke Announces Candidacy to Become the Next Governor of Texas In an announcement video, O’Rourke said in part: “Those in positions of public trust have stopped listening to, serving, paying attention to, and trusting the people of Texas, and so they’re not focused on the things that most of us actually agree on. “Instead, […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke on Matthew McConaughey: “I don’t know how he

Beto O’Rourke says he is still “very seriously” thinking about running for governor — and that he is not surprised Matthew McConaughey, another potential candidate, is polling so well against Gov. Greg Abbott. During an interview at the 2021 Texas Tribune Festival, the former Democratic U.S. representative from El Paso praised McConaughey for using his star power […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke is still campaigning. But for what?

LAREDO — The placid skies and balmy, springtime heat in South Texas made waiting outdoors tolerable on a recent Saturday this April. Around midday, about two dozen masked volunteers mingled outside the Webb County Democratic Party headquarters, pop music blaring in the background. Most were waiting in a scattered, socially distanced line to greet Beto […]Read More

After saying he has “no plans” to run for governor,

Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke has not ruled out a run for governor after all. Earlier Friday, The Dallas Morning News published remarks O’Rourke made on an upcoming morning program that roused the Texas political class and suggested he no longer was interested in running for governor. “I’ve got no plans to run, and I’m […]Read More

Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke spar in what could be

Gov. Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke butted heads Thursday after the Democratic former El Paso congressman said he would consider challenging the Republican incumbent for Texas’ top elected post in 2022. O’Rourke said during an El Paso radio interview earlier this week that a gubernatorial bid is “something I’m going to think about.” The comment […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 focus: flipping the Texas House

KATY — Beto O’Rourke said Tuesday his biggest political focus next year in Texas will be flipping the state House, offering the most detail yet on his 2020 plans since ending his presidential campaign last month. “Everything flows up from that,” said O’Rourke, the former El Paso congressman and 2018 U.S. Senate nominee. “So not […]Read More

Analysis: Beto O’Rourke’s out, but he still casts a shadow

Ignore Beto O’Rourke’s misbegotten presidential campaign for a moment, and give the El Paso Democrat his due: He is the reason Texas Democrats are hopeful and Texas Republicans are worried. Don’t take this as any kind of endorsement, either — it’s just recognition of the jolt his surprising finish in the 2018 U.S. Senate election had […]Read More

With financial challenges and frustrating polls, Beto O’Rourke’s campaign reaches

DES MOINES — Hours before Beto O’Rourke quit the presidential race Friday evening, his supporters were taking part in the boisterous “sign wars” here outside the Wells Fargo Arena ahead of the season’s biggest Democratic gathering. In New Hampshire, his campaign was building out an upcoming trip, announcing he would participate in the famed “Politics […]Read More