Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-El Paso) is expected to announce a run for Texas governor later this year. O'Rourke would be the first democrat to win a Texas gubernatorial election since Ann Richards did in 1990.

Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso) has said he’s seriously considering a run for Texas governor, though he hasn’t formally announced. No Democrat has held the office since Ann Richards, who served from 1991 to 1995. Credit: Scott Ball / San Antonio Report

Former United States Representative (D-El Paso) Beto O’Rourke during the NEA presidential forum at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center.