July 26, 2018 500 AM
FORT DAVIS – Join El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke for a Town Hall meeting in Fort Davis this Sunday July 29th at 5:30pm.
Beto, the young West Texas congressman challenging Ted Cruz for his senate seat, will host the town hall meeting at Hotel Limpia, speaking with the community to discuss this historic race for US Senate and share details on how we can keep Texas moving forward.
According to the Texas Tribune, Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Texas, raised more than $10.4 million over the past three months, he announced last Wednesday, revealing a sum that takes his already massive fundraising to new heights.
O’Rourke’s latest haul is easily his biggest yet — topping the $6.7 million he raked in during the first quarter, which was far more than Cruz raised for the same period. Cruz’s second-quarter fundraising also was his largest yet, though not nearly enough to keep up with O’Rourke’s torrid pace.
Briefing his supporters Wednesday night, O’Rourke highlighted in particular the big increase his campaign saw in the number of individual contributions to his campaign — from roughly 141,000 in the first quarter to 215,714 in the latest period. O’Rourke’s campaign said that about 70 percent of his donations are continuing to come from Texas, and the candidate said on the Face-book broadcast that the average contribution was $33.
“You have made something absolutely extraordinary happen in Texas,” said O’Rourke, who is not accepting PAC money. “Extraordinary because we can’t find many other Senate races that have raised this kind of money in a three-month period. We can’t find one in Texas — maybe ever — that has done this, and to do it in this way, through small-dollar contributions — that’s what democracy looks like.”
The Hotel Limpia is located at 101 Memorial Square in Fort Davis.
For more information regarding the campaign, the event and to RSVP visit https://secure.betofortexas.com/page/event/detail/townhall/4jqkq.