This is the third electoral failure of Democrat Beto O'Rourke. The former Democratic candidate for governor of Texas ran again for office in the hope of finally winning a victory in his political career, but once again was met with rejection by Texans.
He first ran against Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterms for senator. Two years later he formalized his candidacy for the primaries of his party for the 2020 presidential elections, however, days before the vote amongst Democrats and in the clear absence of support, he withdrew from the race. And now in these midterms, O'Rourke has failed again.
Greg Abbott's comfortable victory in this midterm election leaves O'Rourke hanging by a thread. The Republican candidate obtained almost 55% of the vote, eleven points more than the Democratic candidate. O'Rourke's defeat is accentuated by the knowledge of his multi-million dollar campaign spending.
Multi-million dollar expenditure
The former Democratic candidate spent $72 million of the $77 million he raised. This amount, destined to boost his campaign with rallies, trips, propaganda, ..., was of no use to him.
In fact, O'Rourke broke the all-time Texas fundraising record over four consecutive months: during this time period, he raised $28 million in funding.
You need to leave
There are already voices questioning whether Beto O'Rourke should continue in the political landscape, or whether he should step aside and abandon his aspirations. Republican Congressman Brian Babin, who was re-elected during these midterms to represent Texas' 36th District, assured Newsmax that O'Rourke "needs to go away."
It's time that his woke, radical policies and politics and his ideology needs to go away, it really does.
Babin believes that these "woke and radical" beliefs hurt him and that is why he did not get enough support from Texans:
You don't run in the State of Texas promising to take away people's guns, for instance. And all of his other radical positions just do not do that here in the State of Texas. I think his true beliefs are that he's a radical. Because he tried to temper that down once he was running again ... quite frankly, I think he was trying to temper that and to moderate, and nobody bought it.