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A Complete History of Musicians Running for Office

Beto O’Rourke


Beto O'Rourke Scott Olson/Getty Images

Back in the days when he was a teenager, you could find Beto O’Rourke making music in his home state of Texas, including Foss, a group whose membership also included future At The Drive-In/Mars Volta vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and whose fans supposedly included Feist. Since then, he’s moved up through the ranks of the political world, with six years on El Paso’s city council, three terms in the U.S. House, and unsuccessful runs for both the Senate and the presidency. Beto and Cedric have recently locked horns after the former announced his endorsement of Joe Biden in the 2020 election.