Beto O’Rourke has COVID-19, his campaign says

PRAIRIE VIEW, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 25: Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to college students and faculty during a rally at Prairie View A&M University on February 25, 2022. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images) (Brandon Bell, 2022 Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Beto O’Rourke has COVID-19, his campaign said Monday.

The campaign released this statement attributed to O’Rourke:

“In addition to being fully vaccinated and boosted, I regularly test for COVID-19 while traveling the state for town hall meetings. I tested negative yesterday morning before testing positive today. I have mild symptoms and will be following public health guidelines.”

O’Rourke is running for governor of Texas. His last campaign event, per his Twitter presence, was in Livingston, Texas on Monday.

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