September 28, 2022

Beto O’Rourke to host virtual organizer meetings while recovering from bacterial infection | Texas News | San Antonio

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Beto O’Rourke speaks during a campaign appearance.

Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke, who is still recovering from a bacterial infection, will hold a pair of Zoom meetings with campaign organizers and supporters on Monday, according to a news release.

The virtual events are the Democrat’s first public appearances since he canceled his in-person stop Friday in San Antonio and visited a hospital here for treatment. The former congressman also canceled five other South Texas appearances so he could return to his home base of El Paso to recuperate.

O’Rourke is scheduled to hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. to launch the Coalition Latinos Con Beto, which includes legendary activist Dolores Huerta as well as Hollywood actress Eva Longoria. A 7 p.m. meeting will kick off the Black Texans for Beto Coalition.

At each virtual event, O’Rourke will virtually meet with teams of organizers to address the issues most important to them and to ensure his dedication to “making Texas a state where everyone can thrive,” according to an announcement from the country.

According to O’Rourke’s campaign site, he is still scheduled to appear in Falfurrias on Wednesday August 31.

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