Editorial: We recommend Beto O’Rourke in Democratic primary for Governor

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2022
From The Center
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Icarus, as far as we know, never lived in El Paso, but the mythical Greek hero’s ill-fated flight toward the sun is a handy metaphor for the recent political ambitions of Beto O’Rourke, Texas’ best-known Democrat and now a candidate for governor. Four years ago, the little-known three-term congressman representing a far-West Texas district had the audacity to challenge U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. To the surprise of Democrats and Republicans alike, he almost defeated the Republican incumbent.

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