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Beto O’Rourke Is Returning to Texas Campaign Trail Friday After Illness

Beto O'Rourke 

Beto O'Rourke 

Photographer: Jordan Vonderhaar/Bloomberg

Texas gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke will return to the campaign trail after falling ill last week with an infection.  

The 49-year-old Democrat will resume his in-person outreach Sept. 2 at an event in Laredo, the campaign said in a statement Wednesday. It will mark O’Rourke’s first in-person campaign event since he went to the hospital Aug. 26 to receive treatment for an unspecified bacterial infection.