There probably won’t be many undecided voters on-hand Saturday night, when Willie Nelson holds a concert for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke.
But the El Paso congressman trying to upset Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November says it’s not about attracting moderate or independents.
Instead, it’s the latest example of O’Rourke moving to the left in contrast to tight, red-state Senate races around the country, where Democrats often try not to act like ones.
O’Rourke supports legalizing marijuana and single-payer health care, and is open to impeaching President Donald Trump.
That strategy also breaks with Texas Democrats who for decades tried to appeal to moderates and lost.
Some detractors have called for boycotts of Nelson — who shrugs those off, saying, “We’re not happy ’til they’re not happy.”
Source: The Associated Press