Beto O’Rourke Bets National Attention Lifts Him in Texas Race

If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O'Rourke would win Texas' Senate race in a landslide.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O’Rourke would win Texas’ Senate race in a landslide. Video of the candidate defending NFL players’ right to protest during the national anthem had been viewed by millions even before NBA star LeBron James called it a “must-watch.” Another of him thrashing through a Whataburger parking lot on a skateboard is almost as popular, increasing the onetime punk…

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