Senate Candidate O'Rourke visits Lubbock on Independence Day

Senate Candidate O'Rourke visits Lubbock on Independence Day

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The contender for Texas Senator Ted Cruz's seat next November, El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke, visited Lubbock for the third time since he declared his candidacy.

"The first few times we have come folks have been so kind, welcoming and friendly that when Amy and I were thinking of where to take the kids for fourth of July, Lubbock made ton of sense," said O'Rourke. 

O'Rourke said in his first visit he heard the concerns of Lubbock residents, and during the second trip he dedicated time to address them. 

"I came to share my campaign and what I wanted to do for the people of Lubbock and the people of Texas," O'Rourke said. "This third time I think we are just coming to celebrate and be with friends and enjoy the great company that we see inside right now and introduce my kids and wife to the city."

Although O'Rourke came to Lubbock to celebrate the country's independence, he said his campaign efforts are in full swing and he wants to show west Texans that he is the man for change in Washington.

"The government today is absolutely out of balance, it's part of the reason it is dysfunctional," O'Rourke said. "Why so many of us are disappointed when it comes to healthcare is when it comes to creating jobs and moving this economy forward or meeting our commitments to veterans, so having a bipartisan balance between Democrats and Republicans I think makes congress and our government more functional for all those things and many of the other issues that people want us to work on." 

After leaving Lubbock, O'Rourke's campaign trail will continue to the panhandle to visit Canyon and Amarillo. 

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