Aug 29, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Beto O'Rourke postpones Texas campaign events after infection

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to supporters during a campaign rally on August 24, 2022 in Humble, Texas.
Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke during a campaign rally on Aug. 24 in Humble, Texas. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, announced Sunday he's postponing events after being treated in a San Antonio hospital for a bacterial infection.

Driving the news: "While my symptoms have improved, I will be resting at home in El Paso in accordance with the doctors' recommendations," O'Rourke tweeted.

  • "I am sorry to have had to postpone events because of this, but promise to be back on the road with you as soon as I am able."

The big picture: O'Rourke is trailing Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in the polls ahead of November's elections.

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