This is how El Paso sees Beto O'Rourke | USA TODAY

This is how El Paso sees Beto O'Rourke | USA TODAY

The El Paso native has fought President Trump’s negative portrayal of the border city, but what do residents really think of their hometown presidential hopeful?
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Across El Paso, O’Rourke is widely considered a beloved celebrity, the hometown rocker-turned-presidential-hopeful who has fought President Donald Trump’s negative portrayal of his border city, heralded immigrants’ rights and stood by residents after last month’s deadly mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart.

But to some here, O’Rourke is remembered as someone who sided with developers while on the City Council and was ready to displace dozens of Latino residents in the name of redevelopment – a far cry from the progressive persona he exudes on the campaign trail. Others say he has simply lost some of the sheen he radiated when he ran against Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz last year.

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  1. ROY CAPPS

    He has less than1%of the vote for the democrats president run so he is not going to be making it .he should go and run for president in Mexico he has a much better odds to win their vote then he has here in America .

  2. Jeff Lindeman

    1) I would never vote for someone that hates this country the way he does.
    2) El Paso may love him but anyone I've talked to thinks he's 100% dork.
    3) It doesn't really matter anyway; his laughably naive gun rhetoric makes him look like a silly little boy.

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