AUSTIN, Texas | O’Rourke offers blue vision for red Texas during Nelson show

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AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rouke rallied thousands with Willie Nelson on Saturday night, offering an openly liberal vision for the country’s largest conservative state and vowing that his campaign that has shunned outside political support can topple Republican Ted Cruz in November.

Taking an open-air stage in Texas’ progressive-minded capital city, O’Rourke said he wanted to appeal to voters from both parties and independents but called for universal health care and gay rights, warned of the ills of climate change and switched to his fluent Spanish to denounce President Donald Trump’s calls to wall off the U.S.-Mexico border.

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