Beto Won’t Rule Out Challenging Abbott For Texas Gov

The Texas Tribune reports:

Earlier Friday, The Dallas Morning News published remarks O’Rourke made 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 very focused on the things that I’m lucky enough to do right now — organizing, registering voters and teaching,” O’Rourke said on NBC DFW’s “Lone Star Politics,” which will air Sunday. “I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing now.”

The O’Rourke camp then quickly reached out to The Texas Tribune to clarify his sentiment. “What I said today is what I’ve been saying for months: I’m not currently considering a run for office,” he said in a statement. “I’m focused on what I’m doing now (teaching and organizing.) Nothing’s changed and nothing I said would preclude me from considering a run in the future.”

Read the full article. Texas has no gubernatorial term limits and Abbott has said he’ll see a third term in 2022. So far the only declared challenger from either party is anti-mask internet troll Chad Prather, who hosts a show on Glenn Beck’s BlazeTV.