Working for the Beto O’Rourke campaign as a volunteer has energized me and renewed my hope about American politics. It's refreshing to see a person with strong values and a clear determination to make things better for all.

His well-articulated stances on issues like health care, agriculture, immigration to mention a few, are on the website for all to read for themselves. He is a man who has shown his ability to work across the aisle.

Definitely committed to his candidacy, he travels tirelessly across the state meeting the ordinary people in town halls to directly listen about their concerns. Take a thoughtful look at Beto O’Rourke before you vote in November.

Susan Persons

Galveston

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Kelly Naschke

Does taking a closer look refer to his police record?

Brian Tamney

I've looked at his website and it ensures i will be voting for cruz. They may be well articulated positions, but that doesn't make them the right positions.

Carlos Ponce

Examine his voting record as Congressman:
https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/78533/beto-orourke
Dec 20, 2017 Voted against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
July 15, 2018 Voted against Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act of 2018.
July 19, 2018 Voted against Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy.
June 27, 2018 Voted against Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.
May 22, 2018 Voted against the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.
May 22 Voted against the Citizens' Right to Know Act of 2018
Jan 19, 2018 Voted against Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
Dec 14, 2017 Voted against Strengthening Oversight of Iran's Access to Finance Act.
Sep 14, 2017 Voted against Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.
June 29, 2017 Voted against Kate's Law.
Mar 1, 2017 Voted against Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome Act.
Jan 24, 2017 Voted against No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017.
Sep 28, 2016 Voted against Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act.
Sep 28, 2016 Voted against Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (this act passed overwhelmingly 348 - 77 Even Pelosi voted for this one).
Sep 15, 2016 Voted against bill To Prohibit the Transfer of Any Individual Detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
etc.
While some of his votes coincide with my thinking, too many on key issues do not. I took a close look at Robert O'Rourke and he does have my vote.
While not identical to Nancy Pelosi's voting record, it is similar.[rolleyes]

Bill Cochrane

He "does" have your vote?

Carlos Ponce

Thank you Bill.
" I took a close look at Robert O'Rourke and he does NOT have my vote."
or " I took a close look at Robert O'Rourke and Cruz does have my vote."

Diane Turski

I support Beto for common sense representation. Beto has my vote!

Mike Meador

"Police record" and 'Beto'. [thumbdown][thumbdown][thumbdown][thumbdown]

Jim Forsythe

In his 2003 application to become Texas solicitor general, Cruz revealed that as a 17-year-old high school senior, he was ticketed for possession of alcohol as a minor after he was pulled over and a case of beer was found in his trunk.

Douglas Dupuis

Not the same. One was found to be drunk behind the wheel of a car. And what about Beto’s other crime(s)?

Tired of WINNING yet? I’m not.

Carlos Ponce

Full disclosure. As a 17 year old I went to Mexico. A teacher asked me to buy a bottle of Bacardi while there. (There was no age restriction in Mexico to purchase alcohol at the time. Parent paid the tax at the border for it.) I then gave it to the teacher on campus! [scared]. He paid me for it. Then it was out of my hands. Neither one of us got caught. Teen in possession of alcohol, teacher in possession of alcohol on campus. Are you shocked? [scared][scared][scared]
By the way, I don't drink that stuff, not even beer. As an adult I drink an occasional wine, an occasional margarita -once a year. Gee, I drink more than President Trump!

Claudia Burnam

CRUZ!!! E G Wiley

Michael Byrd

Thanks Ms. Persons. I did have a thorough look at his website. Doing so has erased any doubts i may have had. I am in full support of Cruz.

Paula Flinn

Thank you, Susan, for your letter! Beto has my vote!
He is like a breath of fresh air compared to the alternative!
Yes, I have seen his youthful transgressions of long ago. Beto is a more responsible family man now.

Carlos Ponce

Paula, vote for Robert O'Rourke if he is your choice . I will hold him responsible for the votes he cast as Congressman. Up to now it didn't bother me since he is not my congressman. But now that he's seeking my vote.....

Gary Miller

If I wanted another crooked Progressive in DC this Irishman with a Mexican nick name wouldn't even be my last choice.

Jim Forsythe

Gary, why are you against him? Because he is Irish and has a Mexican nick name that was given to him by his parents when he was very small? It one thing to be against him because you do not agree with his political views, but to be against him because he is Irish and goes by a name his parents gave him is questionable. I hope it just his views that you do not like.
If you like Cruz, vote for him .
If you want change , vote for Beto.

Carlos Ponce

"If you want change , vote for Beto."
Change according to Robert O'Rourke based on his voting record means an increase in taxes,
Change according to Robert O'Rourke's voting record means the release of criminal illegal aliens (He vote against Kate's law.)
Change according to Robert O'Rourke's voting record means keeping unnecessary regulations on small business.
Change according to Robert O'Rourke's voting record means tons of reading material at every restaurant instead of common sense nutrition facts only.
Jim, examine his voting record.

Jim Forsythe

If you like Cruz, vote for him

Carlos Ponce

I prefer Cruz. Do I agree 100% with him on everything? No. But it is a high percentage. On the other hand I have far more disagreement with Robert O'Rourke's voting record.

Jim Forsythe

If you like Cruz, vote for him.

George Croix

Voting for change is usually supposed to be change for the better, Jim, not for the worse.....[beam][wink][whistling]

Jim Forsythe

George, I will be voting for the one that will be change for the better. Just as you will be doing.
If you like what we have now, vote Cruz. If he has made your life better, vote for him.
If he has not , consider voting for someone else.

George Croix

Jm, I'm less worried about my life being made better right now than I am about it being made a lot worse......right now, it's already significantly better just by getting rid of the PC.....characters...... who insisted on 'fundamentally changing the greatest nation the world has ever known'......
It's like "Man oh man, this cake is great...lets make it with baking soda rather than baking powder next time for a 'change'..."
IMO, there's a bunch of absolute loons out and about who profess and promise that the government has an unlimited supply of money to give away to people who want some of it.....and enough equally looney people who believe that buncha crap, and will vote for 'free stuff'.....it's very 'progressive'.......

David Hardee

NO to Beto! If you don't know why (NO to Beto!) your not well informed enough to qualify to vote at all.

Lisa Gray

Beto? You are kidding right? People are so gullible it is tragic! I hope one day their brains mature and they realize you can't get something for nothing. Didn't their parents teach them that? There is no such thing as infinite freebies. Just ask any Venezuelan.

Gary Miller

I'll bet "Beto" thinks Venezuela is a model he would chose. An example of a socialist success because the wisdom of the government decides who can run for office and who can vote for the government choice. Does he think he would be allowed to run or vote in Venezuela? Dump him in Texas.

George Croix

I dislike Sen. Ted Cruz almost as much as I do Pres. Donald Trump, so, as usual, for the last few decades, I'm not voting for anyone, I'm voting against the lesser of the evils, imo....
What REALLY seals it for me is seeing this Beto guy endorsed by 'the resistance'....quite enough deranged people already in D.C. without helping add another to it......

Paula Flinn

If you like Raphael “Ted” Cruz, who dislikes his first name, and was called “Lying Ted Cruz” by Trump, then vote for him. Remember Trump insulted his wife, was elected President, and Raphael “Ted” Cruz went groveling to Trump for a Cabinet position.
Each person should vote for the one they like.

Carlos Ponce

Paula, his first name is Hispanic in spelling, Rafael, not Raphael - the anglicized version. It's not that he dislikes his first name but many who share the same first name as their fathers often go by their middle name so there is no confusion at home.
William Bradley Pitt was named after his father. We know him as actor Brad Pitt.
James Paul McCartney was also named after his father. We know him as the Beatle Paul McCartney.
Remember President John Calvin Coolidge? He went by Calvin Coolidge. He was also named after his father.
I've been indexing the yearbooks of Santa Fe High School and Hitchcock High School. Boys named after their fathers will often go by "Junior", Bubba" , their middle name or a diminutive form of either first or middle name. Not because they dislike their birth name but simply to avoid confusion.
Rafael or Raphael is the archangel of healing.

George Croix

PF, you're a teacher. so I know you can read the words that I wrote....
Kindly do so, conclude from those words, and do not imbellish or alter.
Thank you.

Carlos Ponce

Take a GOOD look at Robert O'Rourke:
“When you begin with the premise that Mexico is sending rapists and criminals to the U.S. and you meet that with a wall, that wall in itself is a racist reaction to a racist myth that does not reflect the reality of this country at all,” said Robert O'Rourke
O'Rourke also voted against Kate's law.
Mollie Tibbetts lies DEAD because of an illegal alien from Guayabillo, Guerrero, Mexico. Police say Cristhian Bahena Rivera ‘Seemed to be drawn’ to Tibbetts on the day he ‘chose to abduct’ and then kill her.
Unknown how he entered the United States and whether a wall would have hindered his entry. What is known is that a young university coed lies DEAD because of his actions. So much for Robert O'Rourke's "racist myth" and his "reality".
Donald Trump said "and some I suppose, are good people". Not this one. Let him have his day in court.
Build the wall that O'Rourke is against.

Mike Zeller

Carlos, thank you for making the tragic death of a sweet young woman, a political issue.

Carlos Ponce

I didn't make it into a political issue. It already was. Is Mollie Tibbets the first to die at the hands of someone who is here illegally? NO! Too many politicians on both sides of the aisle ignore the crimes committed by those who enter illegally. Why do they do it? To get cheap labor or in O'Rourke's case - votes? How can they see the pictures of Kate Steinle, Mollie Tibbets, Brandon Mendoza, Billy Wayne Funderburgh, Natalee Jean Funderburgh, Felicia Ruiz, Grant Ronnebeck, and thousands of other American citizens killed by illegals.
I will speak up for those killed and for their grieving families.

George Croix

Tragic?
Yes. Exacerbated by the cause of who is suspected of doing the crime.
That young girl would be alive today if not for yet another illegal alien committing crimes.
Yet, the usual suspects march and shout and 'resist' and do whatever they can to aid illegals.
Go tell her Dad it's about 'politicizing'.....you might want to stay over an arms length away if you do.....like the safe space the internet provides.....

Cary Semar

Strike a blow against tyranny and oppression. Vote for Beto.

Carlos Ponce

Cary, I expected that out of you.[rolleyes]

George Croix

What tyranny and oppression?
Would that be the tyranny of low expectations and being taken for granted, and the oppression of generational dependency, as has been the hallmark of rule by the Left for decades?

Paula Flinn

Then why doesn't Congress fix Legal Immigration so that tomatoes and other crops are not rotting in the fields, and orchard owners have enough employees to pick the fruit? Even President Trump needs workers every now and then to earn those low wages at his Florida resort, his golf clubs, and his other businesses.
They are actually making Legal Immigration more difficult.

George Croix

Which Congress, PF?
Just this one, or all of them for the last half century or so.
The Congress in the '80's convinced Pres. Reagan to sign THEIR plan, promising border security in return for partial amnesty.
How did that turn out, and who was running that Congress.
As usual, we get either inaction, bad action, or failure to live up to agreements, also known as lies.
They all pretty much pull a vacuum....
Narrowing it down, I'm as PO'd at at the current one as the one in up to 2010......BOTH having been given the entire enchilada, and managing to do squat but either mess things up or talk not walk.,...
Fie upon them all.......special strong fie to some of them.......

Carlos Ponce

So is Paula saying that using immigrant laborers keeps wages low?

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