Spriester Sessions: Beto O’Rourke

KSAT’s Steve Spriester talked with the former Congressman about abortion, immigration and Uvalde

SAN ANTONIO – With less than a week away from the general election, Gov. Greg Abbott and challenger Beto O’Rourke are making a flurry of campaign stops.

In the past several months, KSAT reached out to both campaigns asking if we could do a sit-down interview with each candidate. Only O’Rourke took us up on the request.

KSAT’s Steve Spriester talked with the former Congressman about abortion, immigration and Uvalde. He also asked O’Rourke about the celebrities who have endorsed him including Lin Manuel Miranda, Harry Styles, Kacey Musgraves and others, and whether he thinks that will translate into getting Texans to vote for him.

You can watch the entire interview in the video player at the top of this article.

WATCH: Gov. Abbott discusses immigration, abortion, Uvalde ahead of Nov. 8 election

Meanwhile, Abbott was in Bexar County on Thursday. Watch his full speech from the campaign trail here.

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About the Authors:

Steve Spriester started at KSAT in 1995 as a general assignments reporter. Now, he anchors the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Andrew Wilson is a digital journalist and social media producer at KSAT.