Beto O’Rourke to speak at event in El Paso same time as President Trump’s rally


Former Democratic Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke gestures during an interview with Oprah Winfrey live on a Times Square stage at “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square,” Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in New York. O’Rourke dazzled Democrats in 2018 by nearly defeating Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the country’s largest red state. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke is speaking at a rally in South El Paso on Monday, at the same time that President Donald Trump is expected to take the stage.

An email from O’Rourke’s former campaign manager emailed a news released late Friday afternoon announcing his appearance.

A group will gather at 5 p.m. at Bowie High School and then march to the Chalio Acosta Sports Center, 4321 Delta Dr. O’Rourke will be expected to speak at about 7 p.m.

The event is being called “A Celebration of El Paso.”

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