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Top El Paso political news: Trump calls mayor a RINO during visit; O'Rourke relaunches bid; more

Top El Paso political news: Trump calls mayor a RINO during visit; O'Rourke relaunches bid; more
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By Hoodline - Published on August 16, 2019.

Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening in local government and politics, right now.

El Paso mayor says Trump called him a RINO while visiting grieving city

Mayor Dee Margo says the president used the term challenging his Republicanism after he corrected Trump about a crime statistic in his city. It was the first time Trump and he have clashed.

Read the full story on Washington Post.

Analysis: Beto O’Rourke says running for Senate isn’t ‘good enough.’ That’s a terrible message — and strategy — for Democrats

O'Rourke says running for Senate "would not be good enough" for El Paso. This is exactly the kind of attitude that has Democrats in the spot they are in.

Read the full story on Washington Post.

Texas Governor Abbott responds to the El Paso shooting with a task force

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced his plans Wednesday to address the Aug. 3 mass murder in El Paso. It sounds an awful lot like his response to the school shooting in Santa Fe last year. 

Read the full story on Dallas Observer.

O'Rourke relaunches presidential bid, championing El Paso cause

He's still a long shot in presidential race, but Beto O'Rourke says his new campaign will have one target: President Donald Trump.

Read the full story on NewsyVideos.


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