On Wednesday evening, the Beto O’Rourke campaign announced a “Rally Against Fear” as counterprogramming to President Trump’s stadium show at the 18,000-seat American Airlines Center. The dueling rallies are in Dallas next Thursday.
“We will not be defined by this president’s fear, his hate, or the differences between us that he tries to exploit but instead by a renewed sense of hope and a unified vision for the future of our country,” O’Rourke said in a statement. “In this moment of smallness, paranoia, and division, Texas is going to lead the way with our strength, our courage, our diversity.”
The former congressman’s rally is being held at the Theater at Grand Prairie.
Also Tuesday, a FOX News poll showed a majority of voters want President Trump “impeached and removed from office,” according to the cable network.
O’Rourke called for Trump’s impeachment last year.
The Trump campaign has bought over 100 anti-impeachment Facebook ads in Texas over the past 24 hours, the Signal reported earlier Wednesday.
About next week’s event, O’Rourke’s campaign gave a nod to Texas’ new position on the political map in the 2020 election cycle. “The competing rallies  highlight Texas’s status as a battleground state.”