O'Rourke, Cruz Visit Amarillo As Election Day Draws Near

Oct 31, 2018

Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D-El Paso) speaks in Amarillo on Tuesday.
Credit Ruth Ellen Lynch / High Plains Public Radio

A week before the midterm elections, Amarillo has become the focus of attention by both candidates in what has become one of the most heated Senate races in the country.

On Monday morning, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, whose grassroots campaign has broken fundraising records, made the most recent of several stops in Amarillo to spread his message of inclusion and to speak out against the divisiveness of the current political culture.

As KAMR reports, O’Rourke told the crowd that he wanted to make sure “this divided country comes together,” and that Amarillo will “[help] to lead the way."

Meanwhile, incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made a stop in Amarillo on Halloween night, bringing with him a message of support for the president’s initiatives, and a focus on lower taxes and deregulation.

A UT-Tyler poll this week shows Cruz with a 3.6 point lead over the young West Texan.