Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke did not say if he wants to President BidenJoe BidenRisch, dismayed by Republican senators’ blocking of Biden’s diplomatic elections, on Sunday shows a trailer: Boosters open to all American adults; House Democrats pass spending plan to Senate White House calls for investigation into sexual assault allegations of missing Chinese tennis star MORE to campaign for him in lone star status when asked Sunday, arguing that the race will be about Texans and not national political figures.
Asked by the co-host Dana bashDana BashChristie: Trump’s rhetoric on stolen elections led to January 6 attack Christie will not say if he will support Trump in 2024 if he is the Republican candidate Club for Growth launches ad against Democrats over social spending bill MORE on CNN’s “State of the Union” if he would like Biden to travel to Texas and campaign with him, noting the president’s 35 percent approval rating in the state, O’Rourke dodged a direct answer, instead to say that the elections will remain focused on the state of the lone star and not on national politics.
“This Texas campaign will not be about Joe Biden. It won’t be about Donald Trump. It will not be about anyone from outside our state. It will be about the people of Texas and what the people of Texas want, ”said O’Rourke, who announced his candidacy for governor last week.
“And I told them they want big things like jobs, great schools and making sure everyone can see a doctor, but they also want to see some competition in their government,” he added, noting the power grid failure earlier this year that it led millions to live without power and hundreds to die.
Pressed by Bash on whether his largely evasive response meant that he would prefer that Biden not travel to Texas to campaign with him, O’Rourke said his response “means I’m focused on Texas and my fellow Texans.”
“Those are the most important people to me. There is no politician, there is no other person from outside this state who can help change the course of this election for better or for worse, ”said O’Rourke.
“That is why I am traveling to all parts of the state, making sure that no one is ruled out and that no one is taken for granted and that we keep the focus on Texas,” he added.
The conversation about Biden’s possible campaign alongside O’Rourke follows the defeat of the Democratic Party in the Virginia gubernatorial race earlier this month, after the Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffeTerry McAuliffe Democrats face strong headwinds as they map out midterm strategy Race is not central to the Rittenhouse case, but the media yells at it anyway Youngkin says education may be a winning issue for Republicans MORE in part he tried to make the elections a referendum on national politics.
Biden, Vice President Harris, and other prominent Democratic figures campaigned alongside McAuliffe in Old Dominion, and the candidate often used ex President TrumpDonald Trump Trump Tells Former Aide Navarro to ‘Protect Executive Privilege’ in House of Representatives’ COVID-19 Investigation Jan.6, Panel May See Influence from Bannon Impeachment Texas Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson announces his retirement at the end of term MOREname to gain support within your party.
However, that strategy is now under scrutiny after McAuliffe lost to the Republican nominee. Glenn youngkinGlenn Youngkin Democrats face strong headwinds as they map out midterm strategy Race is not central to the Rittenhouse case, but the media yells at it anyway Youngkin says education may be a winning issue for Republicans MOREand as Biden’s approval rating continues to decline across the country.