Texas Tech University

How a rural Texas county illustrate's Beto's go-anywhere strategy

Garrett Haake and Kailani Koenig

May 3, 2019

NBC NEWS- At town hall events across the country, Beto O’Rourke regularly highlights his experience in King County, Texas — a community with just over 200 registered voters; fewer people than often attend his presidential campaign events.

"It tells you that in terms of cost benefit analysis it's a waste of time," said Seth McKee, a southern politics professor at Texas Tech University. "It doesn't pick him up any votes. But he's making the overture, which is a lot more than can be said for most modern campaign strategies for the major parties."

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