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Beto O’Rourke making stop here on Sunday

Friday, September 7, 2018

El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke will continue his people-powered campaign for the U.S. Senate with a return to Hays County on Sunday. He will hold a town hall at 4 p.m. Sunday in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom on the Texas State University campus. This follows O’Rourke’s travels to all 254 counties of Texas and a recent 34-day, 7,000-mile journey across the state as he continues to lead open dialogues with Republicans, Democrats, Independents and non-voters alike.  

“Running this campaign with people instead of PACs or special interests allows us to not only visit every single county in the state but to return so we can continue listening and learning from those we want to serve,” said O’Rourke. “Whether it’s talking about ensuring every one of us can see a doctor or working to fully support our public schools, I leave these town halls with a better understanding of the big, bold, important issues our state wants to lead on.”

This visit is part of O’Rourke’s commitment to showing up and listening to his fellow Texans in communities all across the state. It comes only days after the completion of O’Rourke’s recent statewide journey, during which he held nearly 100 public events in more than 50 communities. Prior to being in San Marcos, O’Rourke will be in Houston and College Station. 

The return to San Marcos follows O’Rourke’s announcement that his grassroots campaign raised more than $10.4 million in the second quarter of 2018 without taking a dime from PACs or special interests. This was more than two times what incumbent Senator Ted Cruz raised in the same period. While bringing in more than 215,000 contributions, O’Rourke has now outraised Cruz in five FEC reporting periods. Four August polls also show a single digit race. The Texas Lyceum poll found O’Rourke within two points of Cruz.