Beto O'Rourke's file


Democrat from Texas

Beto O'Rourke, who declared his candidacy for the 2018 Democratic U.S. Senate nomination for Texas in March 2017, initially won election to the U.S. House from El Paso in 2012.

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Beto O'Rourke's website

Recent stories featuring Beto O'Rourke

A fact-check guide to Texas' Tuesday primaries

Here's what PolitiFact Texas learned while researching fact-checks in the weeks preceding the March 2018 Texas party primaries.

Beto O'Rourke tweets at Sarah Huckabee Sanders about El Paso's safety ranking

President Donald Trump's press secretary says expanded border fencing explains El Paso's relative safety. A local congressman disagrees.

Top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact-checks of 2017

Catch up on the top 10 most-clicked PolitiFact Texas fact-checks of 2017.

Beto O’Rourke, Rick Perry and bombs NOT going off in El Paso (maybe NOT safest U.S. city)

In a tweet critical of Perry, O’Rourke charged the governor with falsely saying car bombs are going off in El Paso, which O'Rourke called the safest U.S. city.

O’Rourke was time traveling.