Illness interrupts O’Rourke’s campaign for Texas governor

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke said Sunday he cleared his campaign calendar after being treated at a San Antonio hospital for an unspecified bacterial infection.

In a press release tweeted on Sunday by his campaign, O’Rourke said he sought treatment at San Antonio Methodist Hospital after feeling ill on Friday.

Intravenous infusions of antibiotics improved her symptoms, O’Rourke said.

« Although my symptoms have improved, I will be resting at home in El Paso as recommended by doctors, » he said. « I’m sorry I had to postpone events because of this, but (I) promise to get back on the road as soon as I can. »

O’Rourke continues to trail Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in opinion polls ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.

The Associated Press


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