Beto O’Rourke Brings His Message Of “Step-up And Lead” To Del Rio 

DEL RIO – Del Rio’s Beto for Senate Host Committee will welcome the fourth-generation Texan, and third term U.S. Congressman from El Paso, to Del Rio next week. The fluent Spanish speaker is not taking PAC money and hopes to meet Del Rioans that want to achieve something better. 

Val Verde County Democrats have a grasp on what issues a successful candidate will have to address. 

“Del Rio is actually a very diverse community with an Air Force base, a retirement population, a strong contingent of homeland security and federal, judicial employees and we get all of the benefits of border trade and the maquila industry in this border town as well,” Ramiro Guzman of Val Verde Democrats said. 

In O’Rourke’s quest to travel the state and listen to every Texan, his messages on comprehensive immigration reform, social programs and healthcare have especially struck a chord with border constituents. O’Rourke’s platform states that immigrants should have a lawful, earned path to citizenship because “law abiding immigrants help our state and country grow strong,” that investing in training, certification and apprenticeship programs can put every Texan who can work to work, and that “healthcare is a right, not a privilege.” 

The Del Rio Host Committee stresses the need to have “Beto’s” perspective in Washington, D.C., because of his love and understanding of the border and his knowledge of the importance of a strong, healthy relationship with Mexico. The group will introduce Beto to Del Rioans as an excellent candidate for U.S. Senate in 2018. 

A meet and greet with free pizza will be held at Doc Holiday’s from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2. The event is family friendly and children are welcome. 

A fundraiser is also being organized. To register for the fundraiser, go to 

O’Rourke currently serves on the US House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Veteran Affairs. 

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