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O'Rourke Speaks to Large Crowd at Austin Middle School

U.S. Congressman Beto O'Rourke spoke to a packed crowd at the Austin Middle School Auditorium last night, as he laid out his plans for victory in the 2018 U.S. Senate election.

O'Rourke spent about two hours answering questions from residents and speaking on what he will do if elected. O'Rourke also blasted his opponent, Ted Cruz, for taking political action committee contributions. O'Rourke highlighted the PAC issue several times during the night.

"We outraised the other guy...and we didn't take any PAC money," O'Rourke told the audience, "That's because of people like you."

The event was sponsored by Indivisible Amarillo and the Potter Randall Democratic Club. The event marked the third time O'Rourke has been in Amarillo and the El Paso Democrat told the Amarillo Pioneer that there is something special about Amarillo.

"So, every part of Texas has been great but people in Amarillo and the panhandle have been so out of the way kind," O'Rourke told the Amarillo Pioneer, "The last two times I've been to Amarillo, it's just so beautiful and people have been really good to us. And this has not disappointed."

When asked if he feels any momentum in Amarillo, Representative O'Rourke replied, "I feel great...I feel like more people are learning about what we are doing and are bringing their passion to this campaign. I feel very lucky to be part of this."

Photo by the Beto O'Rourke Campaign

Photo by the Beto O'Rourke Campaign

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