Beto O’Rourke, the Texas gubernatorial candidate was forced to pause his campaign after he was sidelined with a bacterial infection and required hospitalization. the Democrat said that though there has been an improvement in his condition, he had been advised to rest for the present.
The former congressman is trying to unseat Republican Governor Greg Abbott even as the race for the post tightens. The 49-year-old Beto O’Rourke said that he was admitted to the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio following his illness on Friday.
O’Rourke said that though there has been a marked improvement in his symptoms, he had been advised to rest and would be at his home in El Paso. He apologized for staying away from the campaign trail but promised that he would hit the road soon.
Beto O’Rourke had to postpone a series of campaign halts in the Texas Coastal Bend, bordering the Gulf of Mexico. But he has not given a definite date for his return. He retired from a San Antonio book signing session on Friday afternoon. His campaign spokesperson said that the former Congressman did not have COVID-19 but did not provide additional details about his illness.
Beto O’rourke Faces A Tough Fight Against Gov. Abbott And Trails Him
Beto O’Rourke faces a tough fight as he attempts to unseat Abbott. If he makes it would be the first since Ann Richards won as an underdog in 1990. He has a relief on an extensive campaign across the state and reaching out to Republican voters, even inviting protestors to his meetings.
Mr. O’Rourke appealed to Republican voters, saying that he could not make it with Democratic votes alone. An earlier poll has found that Gov. Abbott was leading Mr. Beto O’Rourke by a slender margin of seven percentage points.
Mr. O’Rourke’s campaign trail has been rescheduled as revealed by his website. His last campaign was in Fort Bend County, close to Houston. The final event of his tour has been set for September 7.