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Several Democrats put the former vice president on the defensive. But Castro landed one of the most personal blows as he criticized Biden's stance on immigration. The stakes were high for the Texan, who has yet to qualify for the next debate.
“Something that we’ve been thinking about and talking about in town hall meetings and out on the campaign — the legacy of slavery in the United States — now has a much more personal connection,” O'Rourke wrote.
At first, Beto O'Rourke looked like the Texas favorite in the Democratic presidential contest. And Julián Castro made a bid for that unofficial title after the first debates. But there's a third Texan seeking that nomination, named Marianne Williamson.