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Beto Teams Up With Far-Left Bloomberg Group To Flip Key Seat In Texas, Turn State Blue

By  Ryan SaavedraDailyWire.com
HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 12: Democratic presidential candidate former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center on September 12, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Ten Democratic presidential hopefuls were chosen from the larger field of candidates to participate in the debate hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision.
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Failed Democrat presidential candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke is aggressively campaigning for state-level candidates for the Texas legislature in traditionally safe Republican counties and is partnering with radical anti-freedom groups to help promote his agenda.

Top Republican sources in Texas tell The Daily Wire that they are concerned about O’Rourke’s efforts because they say that Republican voters in districts where there are special elections are not energized because they feel like their districts are safe from being flipped.

The sources said that the districts are in play and that Democrats only need to pick up a few seats and they will be able to flip the Texas House, which could reverberate throughout the state for decades as the moment that turned Texas blue.

O’Rourke is campaigning for left-wing candidate Eliz Markowitz, whose Second Amendment views align closely with O’Rourke’s extremist views.

O’Rourke’s presidential campaign fizzled after her revealed his extreme anti-Second Amendment views, which included confiscating legally owned firearms from law-abiding citizens. O’Rourke declared his radical view after he told Texans the year before in his failed Senate bid that if they owned AR-15s and they used it responsibly, they should be able to keep their firearms.

O’Rourke and Markowitz have met and are engaged with Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s Mom’s Demand Action anti-freedom group, which exists to fight against the Second Amendment.

GOP sources told The Daily Wire they are concerned that O’Rourke and Moms Demand Action, which both have fringe views that are not in line with many Texans, were teaming up to try to flip a red seat while running on an anti-Second Amendment agenda.

O’Rourke tweeted, “With the amazing @MomsDemand and Women’s Center leadership in Fort Bend county. We discussed the connection between domestic violence and gun violence and the need to have courageous common sense leadership in the state house — @ElizMarkowitz”

O’Rourke has used his massive Twitter account, which has 1.6 million followers, to aggressively promote Markowitz and to solicit donations for her.

“Last year 17 TX State House Republicans won their election by less than 10 points. We can flip these seats by reaching un-registered Democrats. Your donation will be used to send them pre-filled voter registration forms w/ stamped return envelope,” O’Rourke wrote in a tweet late last year. “We win nine seats in the TX legislature, Dems will have a majority. That means an end to racist gerrymandering, a chance to address gun violence, reproductive rights, Medicaid expansion, & climate change in Texas. Will be positive for Congressional & Presidential races as well.”

Texas Tribune political correspondent Patrick Svitek reported on Wednesday that the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee was funneling well over an additional hundred thousand dollars into the race to push Markowitz over the edge.

Svitek wrote: “@DLCC announces it’s putting another $125K into #HD28 for @ElizMarkowitz , bringing its total investment there to $195K. The latest spend ‘will support a broadcast TV buy for the final days of the campaign.'”

Markowitz is such a fringe candidate that Elizabeth Warren, who is considered to be among the most far-left of the Democrat candidates running the 2020 election, endorsed her recently and communist China sympathizer Michael Bloomberg also stumped for her on the campaign trail.

Markowitz is running against Republican Gary Gates, a successful business owner who has created hundreds of jobs for Texans.

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