Former U.S. representative and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke is signaling he may run to unseat Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in 2022.

While O’Rourke previously downplayed reports of his potential candidacy, saying he had “no plans” to challenge Abbott, the Texas Democrat appeared open to the possibility on Sunday, when he vowed to “see this fight” of expanding voting access through in response to MSNBC’s Medhi Hasan question about whether he’ll run for governor next year.

“I’m going to see this fight through to the finish and then after that I’m going to see how I can serve Texas either as a candidate or supporting candidates,” Beto said Sunday, referring to his fight against pending GOP legislation in the state he claims would endanger voting rights in certain marginalized communities.

O’Rourke only began mulling over the idea to run for Texas governor in recent weeks, as the Associated Press reported on May 24 he was keeping his options open for a potential run but had not taken formal steps towards a campaign.

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