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Wed Feb 28, 2018, 07:05 PM

O'Rourke touts support for I-14 expansion

Infrastructure is key to the future of Texas, Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke said during an interview with the Temple Daily Telegram Sunday.

O’Rourke, a third-term congressman hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, hosted a town hall in Temple on Sunday. Nearly 300 residents attended the El Paso Democrat’s event.

Infrastructure projects — such as Interstate 14, an undertaking that is expected to connect Army bases in Texas to other military installations across the Southern United States to the East Coast — accomplish several goals, O’Rourke explained.

“One, investing in infrastructure in Texas makes all the sense in the world. It gets what we’re producing on our farms and ranches (and) in our factories to markets all over the world,” he said, walking out of the Wilson Park Recreation Center as it sprinkled outside. “Two, it creates real jobs in building out that infrastructure. Three, it’s going to make Texas more competitive and make us more of a draw for talent and investment going forward.”

Read more: http://www.tdtnews.com/news/article_c5c31ef2-1b51-11e8-b081-ef6ebf58f56e.html

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