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O'Rourke Visits Final County on Full Texas Tour

Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D-El Paso) has visited the final Texas county on his tour of all 254 counties in the state.

Last week, O'Rourke's campaign announced that the El Paso Democrat visited Cooke County. Cooke County marked the final stop by O'Rourke to complete his tour of all 254 counties in the entire state. While O'Rourke has visited every county, the Democrats has visited some counties multiple times, including several trips to Potter and Randall County.

In a statement, O'Rourke said that he completed the tour as his way of reaching as many Texans as possible, in areas of the state that might not ordinarily hear from a Democratic nominee.

“The only way for me to be able to deliver for the 28 million people of Texas is to show up, to drive to all 254 counties so I can listen, get to know my fellow Texans, understand what’s on their minds, add their ideas to our campaign and make their fight my fight,” O'Rourke said.  “You can’t be too Republican, too rural, too much of a Democrat or live in too big of a city, everyone is deserving of being heard, represented, served and fought for by this campaign.”

The El Paso Democrat is currently running against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Libertarian Neal Dikeman in November.

For more information, please visit betofortexas.com.

 Photo by O'Rourke Campaign

Photo by O'Rourke Campaign

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