Wade GoodwynWade Goodwyn is a NPR National Desk Correspondent covering Texas and the surrounding states.
Beto O'Rourke speaks at the Texas Democratic Convention in June. The winner of the party's U.S. Senate primary has embraced progressive positions — at times including impeaching President Trump.
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A pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing an injectable anesthetic in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.
Texas Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke at a January town hall meeting in Alice, Texas. In his long-shot bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, O'Rourke has campaigned in at least 226 of the state's 254 counties.