Beto O’Rourke to hold town hall in Victoria on August 9th

EL PASO, TEXAS — With a kickoff event in El Paso yesterday, U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke launched a 34-day drive across the state in which he will spend the entire month of August on the road returning to every part of Texas. He will host nearly 100 events including town halls, rallies and roundtables in over 50 cities. The trip follows his visit to all 254 counties.

While returning to each of the major cities, O’Rourke will also continue holding town halls in smaller communities across the state — visiting places like Iraan, Goliad, Johnson City, Edna and Horseshoe Bay. The full travel schedule can be found here.

The 34-day tour began only three days after O’Rourke released the first ad of his no-PAC campaign, which has now been viewed nearly two million times. Entitled “Showing Up,” the 60 second video is the first Senate ad ever created entirely from live stream footage. It was shot on the campaign’s iPhone that has captured hundreds of public events the Congressman has held over the past 16 months.

The road trip follows O’Rourke’s announcement that his grassroots campaign raised more than $10.4 million in the second quarter of 2018 without taking a dime from PACs. This was more than two times what Ted Cruz raised in the same period. While bringing in 215,714 contributions in three months, O’Rourke has now outraised Cruz in five FEC reporting periods. New polls also show a single digit race. A summer survey by the University of Texas and the TexasTribune found O’Rourke within five points of Cruz.

View the full 34-day schedule here.