Beto O'Rourke Swings Through East Texas For Town Hall Meetings
BETO IN EAST TEXAS - Texas gubernatorial candidate Democrat Beto O’Rourke has been on the road appearing in town halls across Texas ahead of the November 8th election. Polls show he trails behind Republican incumbent Greg Abbott. The past weekend O’Rourke made a number of visits in East Texas. His talking points to enthusiastic crowds focused on Abortion laws, Healthcare, teacher pay, and gun laws, and economic development in rural Texas Counties. O’Rourke appealed to his supporters to do what they can to get more people to vote citing Gregg County's history of low voter turnout.
“27,000 people in this community whose voices we have yet to hear from, whose votes have yet to be counted,” O’Rourke said. “Some folks will try to make you think this is a red state, some will even try to make you believe that it’s about to be a blue state; the most accurate thing that we can say is that it is currently a non-voting state.”
O’Rourke took questions from the audience addressing expanding medical marijuana, veteran’s health care and the power grid. Later on O’Rourke visited Lufkin, Palestine, and Hemphill Texas and finished his weekend in Houston’s Harris County.