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Beto Town Hall

After being warned on social media to carpool and come early, carloads of people, sometimes with five people loaded into one car, started arriving at 1:15 PM. The Beto Town Hall at Quail Point in Horseshoe Bay on Thursday, August 16 didn’t begin until 2:15 PM.

And they kept coming. It became clear early on the three large rooms reserved for the event were going to be strained to the walls with people. Some were standing, and some were sitting on the floor. The lucky ones sat in metal chairs. There were easily 400 to 450 people who eagerly awaited the US Congressman from El Paso, Beto O’Rourke, who is the Democratic candidate for the US Senate.

Gail Lang, Mayor of Llano, introduced Congressman Beto O’Rourke. She barely finished her last sentence when Beto was greeted with a standing ovation from an audience that had waited almost two hours for his arrival.

He did not disappoint.

O’Rourke, who does not accept corporate special interest donations, supports single-payer healthcare. He has advocated for universal background checks for gun purchases and a complete ban on assault rifles. He is running a positive campaign and made no negative comments about Ted Cruz, his opponent and current US Senator from Texas.

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