Beto O’Rourke discusses teacher pay and political unity during Nacogdoches campaign stop

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) — Former Senate and presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made another stop in Nacogdoches Thursday night.

The Democratic candidate for Texas’ first congressional district is set to face Republican incumbent Greg Abbott in the November election.

Tonight, O’Rourke was welcomed by fans of all ages. During this visit, O’Rourke encouraged voters not to care too much about who is Democrat or Republican, but about those who focus on real-world issues, like teacher pay raises and pensions. retirement.

“Our teachers, who very often do two or three jobs just to make ends meet, didn’t get in there for the glory or the paycheck. They did it because of those kids,” O’Rourke said.

This is O’Rourke’s sixth visit to Nacogdoches, spanning three campaigns. O’Rourke shared that rural East Texas is a vital part of Texas and that Deep East Texans need job security.

“The state is so fractured now. People don’t talk to each other, don’t trust each other, don’t listen to each other and work together. We have to bring people together,” O’Rourke said.

O’Rourke’s next campaign stop is in Mesquite on Saturday.

According to Greg Abbott’s website, he has no plans for any upcoming events.

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