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New Ad Attacks O'Rourke on El Paso Project

A new ad released this week is calling Beto O'Rourke "Beto the Bully."

On Wednesday, the Club for Growth released a new ad attacking O'Rourke for projects completed while O'Rourke was on the City Council in El Paso. The ad alleges that O'Rourke assisted the "wealthy" in El Paso, including his father-in-law, Bill Sanders, by backing the use of eminent domain for development projects.

According to the Texas Tribune, the advertisement recounts a controversial development project in El Paso, in which critics said O'Rourke's father-in-law would profit. O'Rourke's father-in-law did, in fact, invest in the project, the Tribune reports, but pledged that his earnings would go toward an El Paso nonprofit.

The ad is expected to be aired by the Club for Growth in San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston.

O'Rourke is the Democratic nominee for Texas' U.S. Senate seat, facing incumbent Republican Ted Cruz and Libertarian Neal Dikeman in November. Prior to running for Senator, O'Rourke has served several terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and served on the El Paso City Council.

Photo by Club for Growth Ad

Photo by Club for Growth Ad

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