Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Steve Israel touted O'Rourke's win in a statement Wednesday, noting that Obama received 65 percent of the 16th district vote in 2008:
On behalf of the DCCC, I congratulate Beto O'Rourke on his nomination. Beto will work to solve problems and reduce the deficit, while creating jobs, strengthening small businesses and will challenge Republicans for protecting millionaires and companies shipping American jobs overseas instead of standing up for the middle class.
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