The Democratic Party’s nominee for U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, announced plans to open a campaign office in Amarillo later this month. This will be the second office O’Rourke opens in West Texas this summer, after establishing a campaign hub in Lubbock in July.

While the left side of the state has historically been identified as a Republican bastion, the El Paso congressman’s recent focus in the area demonstrates strategic efforts to target and mobilize Democrat and swing voters.

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Lauren Melear leads the West Texas Bureau of Texas Scorecard. When not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog, as well as cooking, working out, traveling to the hill country, and cheering on the fightin' Texas Aggies.


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