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Beto O'Rourke visits Corpus Christi on Monday ahead of elections

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Oct 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-31 18:15:25-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Beto O'Rourke made a stop here in Corpus Christi on Halloween to drive people to the polls.

O'Rourke was at the Nueces County Courthouse at 9 a.m. Monday for a polling place visit and the public was invited to attend. A large crowd gathered at the courthouse to hear O'Rourke speak.

With the 2022 Texas gubernatorial election just days away, O'Rourke is making last-minute rounds throughout the State of Texas.

O'Rourke is trailing Governor Greg Abbott in the latest polls for the Governor's race. According to a recent poll from the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin, Abbott received 45 percent of support among registered voters, while 40 percent supported O’Rourke.

But he said those numbers don't worry him.

"I think the polls are indicative of what traditional voters might do on Election Day," said O'Rourke. "What they leave out are those who never participated in the political process."

This was O'Rourke's second visit to the Coastal Bend in the past two months.

Following his visit to Corpus Christi, he made a stop in the Rio Grande Valley as well.

Governor Greg Abbott was in town for a similar rally last week.

The 2022 Texas gubernatorial election will take place on Nov. 8, to elect the next governor of Texas.

Producer Illi-Anna Martinez contributed to this story.