AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke is stopping in Amarillo this month to raise awareness about his gubernatorial campaign.

According to his campaign website, O’Rourke and his team are scheduled for a campaign meet-and-greet on Monday, Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sam Houston Park. The event will give Amarillo residents, as well as other residents throughout the Texas Panhandle, the opportunity to hear from O’Rourke about why he is running for governor.

According to previous reports by, O’Rourke, who previously served as El Paso’s Congressman, announced his campaign in November. Other individuals who have announced that they are running for Governor include incumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott:

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    • Patrick Wynne – Reform Party
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