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HORSESHOE BAY — Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic candidate for the U.S Senate seat in Texas, will hold a town hall meeting Thursday, Aug. 16.

O’Rourke, a U.S. congressman from El Paso, is challenging Republican incumbent Ted Cruz for the senate seat in the Nov. 6 general election.

The Llano County Democrats are hosting the event, which starts at 2:15 p.m. at Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight Lane in Horseshoe Bay. The event is open to the public.

O’Rourke was first elected as the U.S. representative for Texas’s 16th Congressional District in 2012. He currently sits on the House Armed Services Committee and House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

Cruz was elected to the Senate in 2012. He is a former solicitor general for the state of Texas. He serves on the Armed Services Committee, the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Joint Economic Committee, and the Rules and Administration Committee.

At the town hall, Llano County Democratic Party Chair Dana Rushing will get things rolling followed by live music. The event includes speeches by Jennie Lou Leeder, a Democratic candidate for Texas’s 11th U.S. Congressional District, and Stephanie Lochte Ertel, a Democratic candidate for District 53 state representative.

O’Rourke will take the stage at 3 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow his speech.

Go to or check the Llano County Democratic Party Facebook page for more information or updates.

9 thoughts on “Beto O’Rourke in Horseshoe Bay for town hall Aug. 16 as he takes on Ted Cruz in Senate race

  1. Freedom of speech? Those comments are more like slander. Rediculous

  2. I am so glad Beto is for the people of Texas and open borders! Really proud that he has visited town halls and people in all 254 Texas Counties .we look forward to meeting him in Horse Shoe Bay !

    1. Me to. I’m bringing my 18yr old daughter with me. Beto has our votes!

  3. People need to research and know what they are really talking about. Simple Google search….

    1. The posting system seems to have removed the link to the details web site so let me better explain the above post.

      Beto is for leaglizing several illegal drugs. Beto is for open borders and unchecked immigration. Beto is a multimillionaire whose wealth has grown over 30% since he entered the political arena. Beto is far far left of left. Beto was arrested for burglary of UT El Paso but prosecutors refused to press charges due to his father’s political influence. Beto has been stopped and arrested for drunk driving. Beto can be seen wearing dresses in several photos online and is no surprise a huge LGBT rights activist. Beto attended the sit in at the House of Representatives to force gun control votes.

      This does not represent Burnet Country, Llano Country, or The great State of Texas. Ted Cruz is far from perfect, but I do not believe we need fear his actions or examples will lead our children and Nation to a socialist, drug induced, coma of debauchery…I cannot say the same for Beto. So you beto-be careful what you vote for.

      1. East Texas Republican who went to a Beto town hall over the weekend here. Your comments are ridiculous. I encourage everyone to attend and draw your own conclusions. He’s taking no PAC money, believes in fixing the broken immigration system (not open borders) and is a strong proponent of improving education. I might be voting Dem first time in November. Calling out Beto’s past transgressions is pretty funny if you support Trump. This is no longer my Republican Party…

  4. Hope folks know he is funded by Globalist-Communist George Soros, CA elites; Hollywood & Mexican cartels. Beto is FOR open borders, gun control & human trafficking. OPEN BORDERS is a direct THREAT to our Nation. Beto is NOT what America needs or wants. KEEP TEXAS RED! Vote for America NOT Communism. VOTE TED CRUZ!

    1. Hope everyone knows Ted Cruz is a coward. Who fell face first to Trump’s feet, after the man insulted his wife and father. Republicans are about party even though Russia controls the man in the white house.

    2. This is not just contemptuous, it is slanderous.Supported by Mexican cartels? Show me an example. He is for human trafficking? How desperate must you be to make a claim like that? Communist? Welcome to the old days of Senator McCarthy.

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