Beto O’Rourke hosts pre-Election Day rally at UTEP

Elections 2018

With Election Day just hours away, Beto O’Rourke returned home to El Paso on Monday to host one final campaign rally at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium.

O’Rourke’s campaign gained national attention after the candidate gave his stance on NFL players protesting during the national anthem. 

Hundreds of supporters of all ages — some as young as 11 years old — attended Monday night’s event.

“I think it’s influenced the future just by getting to know their own opinions when they’re young so that when they’re older they can vote and know what they stand for,” Julie Ferret told KTSM.

O’Rourke said he hopes the high voter turnout seen during early voting will continue on Tuesday.

“If we turn out tomorrow the way we have in record numbers, if we keep this up then tomorrow night at the Chihuahuas ballpark, we will be getting together to celebrate the victory of our lifetimes,” he told the crowd.

O’Rourke will host an election night event at Southwest University Park on Tuesday from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information or to sign up, click HERE.

 Across the state, Republican incumbent Ted Cruz held his rally near Houston on Monday. 

“We are going to win this race, and let me tell you how I know — because this is Texas. And in Texas, it is in our DNA, it is in our character to defend liberty,” the senator said.

A recent poll showed Cruz with a five-point lead over O’Rourke. The race is considered one of the most competitive U.S. Senate races in a generation in Texas.

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