At AQ's "The Buzz Adams Morning Show" in El Paso, Former El Paso congressman Beto O'Rourke said he may enter the race to unseat Governor Greg Abbott from the top elected position in Texas next year.
O'Rourke stated for the first time publicly that he's considering a run for governor, saying that it was "something he's going to think about."
After a round-table on Thursday about the oil and gas industry, Abbott was asked about what he thought of a potential challenge from O'Rourke.
"You're talking about a person who says they want to run for governor who said, heck yes, he's going to come and take your guns. Heck yes, he's for open borders. Heck yes, he's for killing the energy sector and fossil fuels in the state of Texas. I don't think that's going to sell real well," said Abbott.
O'Rourke later responded to the governor's comments with an eight-part twitter thread that could serve as a preview of a possible head-to-head contest between the two men next year.
You know what doesn’t “sell well” @GregAbbott_TX?— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) January 28, 2021
The fact that 36,000 Texans have died from Covid.
Your have undermined public health and local leadership at every turn, and now too many of our family, friends and neighbors are dead because of it. 1/8 https://t.co/Pxf2x9SqcR