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Reports: O'Rourke - Willie Nelson Rally Attracts 55,000

Initial reports claim around 55,000 people attended a campaign concert this weekend for Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s U.S. Senate campaign.

The concert in question was held in Austin and featured a headlining performance by country music icon Willie Nelson. The El Paso Times reports 55,000 people attended the show as Nelson and others campaigned for O’Rourke. Nelson also introduced a new song during the show - “Vote ‘Em Out” - which was directed as Senator Ted Cruz, the Republican incumbent.

Donned in a Beto for Senate t-shirt, Willie Nelson and O’Rourke closed out the night by singing “On the Road Again” in a duet.

O’Rourke’s campaign offered admission to the concert for free.

The El Paso Democrat is facing Cruz and Libertarian Neal Dikeman in November.

Nelson and O’Rourke (FAR RIGHT)  Photo by O’Rourke Campaign

Nelson and O’Rourke (FAR RIGHT)

Photo by O’Rourke Campaign

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