AUSTIN, Texas - It's now eleven months until Texans cast their vote for governor and several candidates have announced they will be running to try and unseat Gov. Greg Abbott.
O'Rourke is on the ballot for the 2022 election for governor. Also running on the Democrat side are Deirdre Gilbert and Michael Cooper. On the Republican side are Abbott, Allen West, Don Huffines and Chad Prather.
The election isn't until November 8, 2022, but in a recent poll by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune, Abbott is leading the pack by nine percent in a recent hypothetical matchup.
Matthew McConaughey announces he is not running for Texas governor
This Week in Texas Politics: Looking towards 2022 election
Beto O'Rourke raises $2M in first 24 hours of launching campaign
Beto O’Rourke joins Texas gubernatorial race
DOWNLOAD: FOX 7 AUSTIN NEWS APP
SUBSCRIBE: Daily Newsletter | YouTube
FOLLOW: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter