In Texas, the governor’s race is on. Democrat Beto O’Rourke is very much eager to stop Republican Gov. Greg Abbott from getting another term in office.
O’Rourke’s been attacking Abbott at every turn, calling him racist, bigoted, and extreme. He’s also crashed a press conference the governor held in Uvalde; this was a clear stunt by O’Rourke to get attention.
However, what the Texas Democrat is doing doesn’t appear to be working out so well for him. For one thing, O’Rourke remains behind Abbott in every single poll that’s tracked this gubernatorial race in Texas.
Secondly, word’s come out that the Texas Democrat actually had to put a pin in his campaign, due to getting a bacterial infection, per Newsmax.
What to Know About O’Rourke’s Bacterial Infection
Over the weekend, the Texas Democrat put out a statement regarding the health issues he’s been battling. According to O’Rourke, he started feeling ill on Friday, thus leading him to Methodist Hospital.
This is where the Democratic candidate was notified that he has a bacterial infection. In light of this, doctors are now advising O’Rourke to rest, which is something he’s going to be doing in El Paso.
While my symptoms have improved, I will be resting at home in El Paso in accordance with the doctors’ recommendations.
I am sorry to have had to postpone events because of this, but promise to be back on the road with you as soon as I am able.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 28, 2022
After apologizing to his supporters, O’Rourke also stated he’ll return to campaigning for the job of Texas governor as soon as he’s in the position to do so.
Thus far, there hasn’t been any public news about what caused O’Rourke’s bacterial infection. The Texas Democrat also declined to provide a timeline for when exactly he expects he’ll be over this infection and able to campaign again.
Meanwhile on Team Abbott
Unlike his Democratic opponent, Governor Abbott has not been diagnosed with a bacterial infection. The Texas Republican has been campaigning harder than ever, reaching out to Texans and making the case as to why he should be reelected.
Polling has shown that Abbott has more crossover support than O’Rourke and more favorability amongst Independents. Thus far, O’Rourke’s strongest support comes from Democrats living in Texas; although this, on its own, isn’t enough to get him elected.
Great to join our dedicated #TeamAbbott volunteers to kick off a weekend of door knocking.
Thank you, Fort Bend County! pic.twitter.com/iLITjNJT72
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 27, 2022
O’Rourke’s been very clear that he supports the typical left-wing politics of open borders, gun control, COVID-19 mandates, and a series of other reforms that many Texans aren’t in favor of.
The time that O’Rourke is forced to spend off the campaign trail will undoubtedly work against him in an election where he was already behind his opponent. At this point, Abbott is all but a shoo-in to securing another term as the governor of the Lone Star State.
Are you surprised to learn that Beto O’Rourke’s come down with a bacterial infection? Let us know in the comments area below how you think this will ultimately impact his candidacy in the Texas governor’s race.
This article appeared in The Conservative Brief and has been published here with permission.