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End of the Permanent Candidate Class?

Beto O'Rourke, Stacy Abrams, Charlie Crist
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By: Christian Schneider – nationalreview.com – November 10, 2022

Bidding farewell to Beto, Abrams, Crist — really, you can go now.

Texas has around 250 miles of border wall with Mexico, but it seems like the state’s most impenetrable barrier is the one keeping Beto O’Rourke out of statewide office.

Even though Republicans performed well below expectations on Tuesday night, O’Rourke was once again resoundingly rejected by voters, making 2022 his third humiliating flop in four years. Three years ago, O’Rourke dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, recognizing that consistently polling in the 4 percent range was not exactly a freeway to the presidency.

And four years ago, the former three-term congressman lost a U.S. Senate race to Ted Cruz…

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Source: Beto O’Rourke, Stacey Abrams, Charlie Crist: Permanent Candidate Class | National Review