Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is Not Interested in Receiving Help From Joe Biden During His Gubernatorial Bid

On January 21, 2022, Texas gubernatorial candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke said to reporters that he is “not interested” in President Joe Biden helping him in his campaign against Republican Governor Greg Abbott.

“I’m not interested in any national politician — anyone outside of Texas — coming into this state to help decide the outcome of this,” declared O’Rourke. “I think we all want to make sure that we’re working with, listening to and voting with one another here in Texas.”

“No one in Washington, D.C., right now can help us with the challenges that we have,” O’Rourke added, “This one is on all of us.”

According to a FOX News report, O’Rourke’s remarks came during a news conference in Austin in which the failed Senate candidate said his campaign would reach out to 2 million voters in February to inform them about the new voting laws.

O’Rourke announced his gubernatorial campaign back in November 2021 following his failed campaigns for the US Senate and the presidency. FOX called attention to how O’Rourke is likely not keen on Biden’s help due to the administration’s “plummeting approval ratings for the president, with a recent Quinnipiac poll showing his approval at 33%.”

It’s clear that getting too close to the Biden administration is bad optics.

O’Rourke and other Democrats, who realize that their chances for victory are slim in 2022, are doing whatever they can to mitigate the thumpings they are expected to receive in the midterms. One way they will do so is by distancing themselves from the Biden administration. 

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