Texas Governor Greg Abbott officially filed for re-election
In the two-minute video announcing his campaign, O’Rourke uses February’s Texas power grid failure during a severe winter storm to criticize Abbott’s leadership, saying those without electricity and water “abandoned by those elected to serve and look out for them.”
Still, turning Texas green in a statewide race remains a lofty task for Democrats, especially with President Joe Biden’s lower approval rate energizing the party. Republicans who hoped to run for his presidency to electoral gains in Washington and states across the country.
He continued, “So I go, well, that’s the reason not to, but then I go, no, that’s exactly why you should, because politics needs redefining, but I’m measuring, you know, what’s my category? embassies?”
CNN’s Eric Bradner contributed to this report.