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Democratic Senate candidate cancels Longview, Marshall events amid budget talks

Feb. 7, 2018 at 11:47 p.m.
Updated Feb. 8, 2018 at 6:52 p.m.


UPDATE: A campaign breakfast in Longview Friday with U.S. Senate candidate Congressman Beto O’Rourke is canceled as the House member stays in Washington for budget negotiations.

O’Rourke, D-El Paso, had planned to bring his challenge to Republican U. S. Sen. Ted Cruz to a meet-and-greet breakfast at the Longview Transportation Center before appearances in Jacksonville, Nacogdoches and Lufkin.

As of 6:30 p.m. Thursday, the Lufkin stop remained possible, but the rest are canceled.

O’Rourke’s campaign said the cancelled stops will be rescheduled, including one that had been set for Thursday night in Marshall.

UPDATE: Budget negotiations in Washington that are pushing into the evening have prompted U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke to cancel a Marshall event scheduled tonight.

The Democrat’s Friday breakfast in Longview, with supporters of his bid to oust Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, is still planned as scheduled. That could change if congressional negotiators don’t come to an agreement by 7 p.m., the campaign reports.

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke of El Paso, who aims to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in November, has scheduled town hall meetings today and Friday in Marshall and Longview.

The Marshall event is 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Julius S. Scott Sr. Chapel on the campus of Wiley College in Marshall.

O'Rourke will hold a "breakfast town hall" from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday at the Longview Train Depot off Mobberly Avenue.

O'Rourke said the public is invited to attend the town halls to meet him, take photos and ask questions.

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