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U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke is running an authentic, grassroots campaign that has captured the attention of people across Texas and the country. His opponent is one of the most controversial and unpopular Members of Congress, Senator Ted Cruz (R).

O’Rourke is running an old-fashioned campaign. He is driving through every part of the state meeting with any Texan who will listen – Democrat, Independent, Republican and non-voter. As of the beginning of April, he had visited 228 of Texas’ 254 counties and held 193 open town halls in the second largest state in the country by both population and area.

The race won’t be easy. Texas is historically a red state that has not elected a progressive statewide since 1994. Still, Texas’ rapidly changing demographics are shifting the political tides in the state. And O’Rourke’s fundraising numbers are eye-popping.

O’Rourke was first elected to represent the 16th District of Texas in 2012. Prior to his congressional service, O’Rourke served two terms on the El Paso City Council, where he was born and raised. In the early 1990s, he was a bassist in the punk band Foss that toured the United States and Canada. He is a graduate of Columbia University.

O’Rourke serves on the House Armed Services Committee, including the Strategic Forces Subcommittee. He supported the Iran nuclear agreement and opposed amendments to reduce funding for the New START treaty and the dismantlement of retired nuclear weapons. He supports efforts to require congressional approval of the overseas use of force.

Beto O’Rourke will be a breath of fresh air in the Senate.



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