He says he hasn’t ruled out anything, but isn’t saying much else. And Texas Democrats are itching for an answer.
‘Impatience is not the word for it,’ Texas Democratic Party chairman Gilberto Hinojosa said. ‘But anxious is.’
For months, O’Rourke has kept his options open. A top aide to the former Texas congressman and presidential candidate said O’Rouke, 48, has not ruled out challenging Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022 but has taken no formal steps toward a campaign, like calling donors or recruiting staff. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity in order to discuss private deliberations more freely.