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Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke previously used his elected position to push through a real estate deal that would benefit his own family to the detriment of his constituency, despite running on a platform against special interest in politics, according to The New York Times.
While O’Rourke was an El Paso city councilman in the mid-2000s, he voted to approve the redevelopment of an El Paso barrio into a retail destination with shops and restaurants. The project would use eminent domain to take hundreds of homes away from many of low-income El Pasoans and the proposal angered many constituents, reported The New York Times.
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The redevelopment project was proposed by billionaire real estate investor William Sanders in 2006 — O’Rourke married Sanders’ daughter Amy only a year prior in 2005.
Despite the conflict of interest and wishes of the barrio residents, whose area he represented in city council, O’Rourke voted multiple times to advance the redevelopment...
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