Illness interrupts Beto O’Rourke campaign for Texas governor

Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke campaigns for governor during a stop on his Democratic Texas gubernatorial tour Tuesday Aug. 16, 2022 in Abilene, Texas. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP) The Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke said Sunday that he had cleared his campaign schedule after receiving treatment at a San Antonio hospital for an unspecified bacterial infection.

In a statement tweeted Sunday by his campaign, O’Rourke said he sought treatment at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio after feeling ill Friday.

Intravenous antibiotic infusions improved his symptoms, O’Rourke said.

“While my symptoms have improved, I will be resting at home in El Paso in accordance with the doctors’ recommendations,” he said. “I am sorry to have had to postpone events because of this, but (I) promise to be back on the road as soon as I am able.”


O’Rourke continues to trail Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in opinion polls before the Nov. 8 general elections.


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