From Texas to Congress: Will 'rare' friendship cost politicians their careers?

From Texas to Congress: Will 'rare' friendship cost politicians their careers?In that pause for breath, bipartisanship went viral in the form of two young Texas congressmen taking a road trip together. Will Hurd, a Republican and former undercover CIA operative from Helotes, and Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat and former software company founder from El Paso, spent two days in a car with each other – and with Williberto, the trip’s piñata mascot – talking music, food, their first cars, and politics. “One reason it captured so much attention is because it’s so rare,” says Harold Cook, a Texas Democratic strategist.



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