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Texas 2022 Elections

Beto O’Rourke has lost three races in four years. Is his political career over?

He has been the Texas Democratic Party’s great hope. But after failed runs for senator, president and governor, observers wonder if he has a political future.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke is interviewed by the press after a town hall over the shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde and gun reform in Dallas on June 1, 2022.
Beto O'Rourke gives his concession speech after being defeated by incumbent Greg Abbott in the race for Texas governor on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in El Paso.

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