BETO’S BACTERIAL INFECTION: O’Rourke Sidelined, Pauses Campaign, Postpones Events

Beto is on bedrest.

According to a report from the New York Post, Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke has pressed pause on his campaign while he recovers from a bacterial infection.

“While my symptoms have improved, I will be resting at home in El Paso in accordance with the doctors’ recommendations,” O’Rourke said. 

“I am sorry to have had to postpone events because of this, but promise to be back on the road with you as soon as I am able,” he added, failing to provide a timeline.

From The New York Post:

The 39-year-old left a book signing in San Antonio early because of the illness, the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported. 

He also postponed rallies in San Antonio and Corpus Christi over the weekend. 

The illness will also interrupt a 49-day tour O’Rourke launched in July with 70 events planned as the campaign intended to visit 65 counties.  

O’Rourke, a former congressman who ran an unsuccessful campaign in 2018 to defeat GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, is trying to prevent Abbott from winning a third term as governor. 

The most recent polls show Abbott leading by about 7 percentage points — down from double digits a few months ago.