Beto O’Rourke Uses Opening Days Of Challenge Against Gov. Greg Abbott To Recalibrate

Beto O’Rourke Uses Opening Days Of Challenge Against Gov. Greg Abbott To Recalibrate
While O’Rourke did not mention the border at the event, Abbott’s campaign did its best to force the issue, dispatching people to hand out fake “Beto bucks” stamped with the label “BETO BIDEN BORDER CRISIS.” They were for $450,000, the maximum amount that was reportedly discussed as an option for the Biden administration to compensate migrants separated from family members at the border. Biden has since said such compensation is “not going to happen.”

This article was written by PATRICK SVITEK of The Texas Tribune.  The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  This article originally appeared at:https://www.texastribune.org/2021/11/16/beto-orourke-san-antonio-election-rally/