With O’Rourke, we’ll elect a real Texan

Austin American-Statesman - - BALANCED VIEWS -

Re: Sept. 18 ar­ti­cle, “Search­ing for new wedge is­sue, Cruz says O’Rourke will ban bar­be­cue.”

De­spite mar­ry­ing a Cal­i­for­nia veg­e­tar­ian who has dyed her hair, and de­spite us­ing tech­nol­ogy, hyp­o­crit­i­cal Cruz acts as though th­ese ideas are anath­ema to him and for­eign to Texas.

Does Cruz know that Texas farm­ers grow over 5 mil­lion bushels of soy­beans an­nu­ally and are de­pen­dent upon a strong mar­ket?

For too long Cruz’s fo­cus has been on achiev­ing suc­cess for him­self, not Tex­ans.

Beto O’Rourke has spent time in ev­ery sin­gle county in Texas, some­times more than once, vis­it­ing with real Tex­ans, ask­ing them about their con­cerns and an­swer­ing their ques­tions, as op­posed to Cruz’s scripted, sculpted and sanc­tioned dis­plays.

Rather than vote for some­one whose at­tacks on Texas in­dus­tries like farm­ing, tech­nol­ogy, and cos­me­tol­ogy show how out of touch Cruz is, Tex­ans who care about our state will elect O’Rourke, a fourth-gen­er­a­tion Texan with a proven record of work­ing with and for Tex­ans.


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