Democrat Beto OâRourke woos rural Texans in GOP strongholds, ignoring party playbook
EL PASO — Beto O'Rourke likes to tell the story of a campaign stop in Archer City, a highway junction of about 1,750 souls on the north central plains that was portrayed as a dying Texas town in "The Last Picture Show."
On his way to a town hall at Murn's cafe, O'Rourke says a local approached him with a picture of his dad posing with Lyndon Johnson in 1948. As far as anyone could recall, LBJ's stop — he landed in a helicopter in front of the courthouse — was the last time a Democratic Senate candidate had campaigned there.
O'Rourke's visit came during a sweep of all 254 counties... read more
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