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O’Rourke tests positive for COVID-19, reports 'mild' symptoms

Election 2022 Texas Governor O'Rourke
Posted at 12:48 PM, Apr 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-25 13:48:47-04

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his campaign office.

"In addition to being fully vaccinated and boosted, I regularly test for COVID-19 while traveling the state for town hall meetings," O’Rourke said in a statement.

"I tested negative yesterday morning before testing positive today,

"I have mild symptoms and will be following public health guidelines."

Meanwhile, a recent poll shows the Texas democrat nearly tied with Abbott.

Texas will vote on its next governor on Nov. 8.