Democrat Beto O’Rourke on Monday introduced a 49-day, greater than 5,600 miles “Drive for Texas” as a part of his marketing campaign for Texas governor.
The summer time street journey will kick off from his hometown of El Paso on July 19 and can journey to greater than 75 small cities and cities in additional than 65 counties throughout the state, the O’Rourke marketing campaign mentioned.
“We’re going to carry Texans collectively in each a part of this state to beat Abbott’s extremism, incompetence, cruelty and corruption, and give attention to the large issues that unite us: nice jobs, world-class faculties and the flexibility to be wholesome sufficient to reside to our full potential,” O’Rourke mentioned in a press release.
In 2018, O’Rourke visited all 254 Texas counties in street journeys throughout his failed drive towards Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
O’Rourke is now in search of to unseat Republican Gov. Greg Abbott to turn out to be the 49th governor of Texas.
A brand new ballot from the Texas Politics Venture on the College of Texas at Austin exhibits that the race for governor is tightening. Abbott’s lead over O’Rourke has shrunk to six share factors. Among the many 1,200 registered Texas voters who participated within the ballot, 45% indicated help for Abbott whereas 39% confirmed help for O’Rourke.