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CNN is at it again with another one of their ridiculous “KFile” smear campaigns against a Democratic candidate for federal office. This time, they tried to smear Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee in the U.S. Senate race in Texas, by trying to smear his mother. Basically, they accused O’Rourke’s mother, Melissa O’Rourke, who Beto has referred to on the campaign trail as a “lifelong Republican”, of being a Democrat. As it turns out, Melissa is not exactly a loyal Democrat:

Melissa O’Rourke is no Democrat, and there isn’t an ounce of falsehood about Beto, who is a proud Democrat, claiming that his mother is a “lifelong Republican”. Anyone who donates money to people like Mitt Romney and Ted Cruz, the latter of which is the guy that Beto is running against, is no Democrat.

It is unbelievably clear to me that CNN is attempting to wage smear campaigns against Democrats like Beto O’Rourke in a desperate attempt to make the midterm elections look competitive for TV ratings purposes.

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