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Texas 2020 Elections

Beto O'Rourke signed this pledge on oil money. Did he break it?

O'Rourke was criticized for signing the "No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge," only to take big bucks from individuals who work in the industry. Now critics say he talks a good game on climate change but needs to put his money where his mouth is.

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks at a rally in El Paso on March 30, 2019, his first in Texas since announcing his bid on March 13.

Texas 2020 Elections

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Beto O'Rourke in April 2018, after signing a pledge not to take campaign donations "from oil, gas or coal industries." Mickey Fetonte, a member of the environmental group 350 Austin, posed for this picture with O'Rourke after he signed it.

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