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Beto O’Rourke on why he’s running for the Office of the Texas Governor

Legal experts also join to unpack the Kyle Rittenhouse case hours after the verdict of not guilty on all counts was announced.


Democrat Beto O'Rourke, center, talks with supporters during a campaign stop, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in San Antonio. O'Rourke announced Monday that he will run for Texas governor.


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After months of speculation, it’s official. Beto O'Rourke is running for Texas governor.

The former El Paso congressman announced his candidacy on Monday, November 15th, becoming the first Democrat to join the race.

So why has he decided to run for Governor? And how does this shift the dynamics of the race?

Today, we hear from Beto O'Rourke, his plans, issues of concern, and why he's running.


Beto O’Rourke:

  • Texas Democrat and former Congressman, who is now running for Governor of the great state of Texas

Then, the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, came down with the verdict – not guilty on all counts.

Our legal experts are here to unpack the verdict and listeners react to the announcement on it all.


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