Beto O’Rourke resuming campaign stops in Texas after illness

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FILE - Texas Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks during a campaign event in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. O’Rourke said Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, that he had cleared his campaign schedule after receiving treatment at a San Antonio hospital for an unspecified bacterial infection. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke says he’s resuming campaigning in his race for Texas governor after pausing his schedule because of an unspecified bacterial infection. O’Rourke says he’ll return to the road Friday in Laredo as he continues his underdog challenge against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

O’Rourke returned home to El Paso last week after seeking treatment at a San Antonio hospital and receiving antibiotics.

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