Beto O’Rourke announces he’s running for Texas governor

After months of speculation, Democrat Beto O’Rourke announced this morning he will run for governor of Texas.

“I’m running to try to help bring this state together,” O’Rourke said. “To do the really big things that are before us right now and to get past the divisiveness, the extremism, and the real small politics and policies of Greg Abbott.”