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Beto O'Rourke Swings Through East Texas For Town Hall Meetings

Courtesy: O'Rourke Facebook
Texas gubernatorial candidate Democrat Beto O'Rourke addressed a packed Reo Starplex and Event Center in Longview, Texas Friday night (07.29.22).

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.”

The O'Rourke campaign has been on the road holding town halls across the state.
Courtesy: betoorourke.com
The O'Rourke campaign has been on the road holding town halls across the 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.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.