“It’s not going to be easy. But it is possible,” O’Rourke said in an interview with The Associated Press ahead of his announcement. “I do believe, very strongly, from listening to people in this state that they’re very unhappy with the direction that (Gov.) Greg Abbott has taken Texas.”

Chicago Tribune

O'Rourke is the classic 49% candidate, who can run over and over and almost win every time. The smart money is on Republicans in every 2022 race, except in legislative races in states where Democrats gerrymandered the district boundaries like Illinois.