Beto O’Rourke on finally flipping Texas blue
39 min

Trump and Biden have their final debate, where Trump leaned on a conspiracy theory that might have blown it for him. Brian discusses some promising early voting signs AND a warning about those same numbers. And an interview with Beto O’Rourke about the massively important work he’s doing to finally flip Texas blue.

Written by Brian Tyler Cohen

Produced by Sam Graber

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA

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