Beto O'Rourke Makes Bid for US House Seat Official

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 11:17pm

EL PASO - A former El Paso city representative has announced his bid for higher office.

Beto O'Rourke is challenging incumbent Congressman Silvestre Reyes for the democratic nomination in 2012. O'Rourke said he has great respect for the long-time congressman, but feels it's time for a change.

"I don't think this is all about me. This is about people wanting to see change. People are excited that for the first time in 16 years, we're going to have a contested democratic primary for congress and I love it. So, let's see where it goes from here," said O'Rourke.

The democratic primary is next March.
 

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