Updated: Mar 17, 2019
YES... It's one of my favorite Garth Brook songs...
Many of you know I was the main anchor for KTSM El Paso back in 2017. During my time in El Paso, I cultivated not only a list of great contacts, but also met some amazing people, some of which I still keep in contact with to this day!
One of my best friends I met there is my friend Andra Litton, who is the digital content director and an investigative journalist at heart. This girl literally could sit through and read a 300-page affidavit and summarize it into a 30-second script for me! I still to this day don't know how she does it!
Her relentless work ethic; however, isn't why I wrote this. I have to give her MAJOR credit because she is the one who broke the story that Beto O'Rourke was officially running and making the announcement Thursday morning.
I will never forget where I was when I heard the announcement. I was sitting at my kitchen table on my computer with Buddy laying in my lap. I heard over FOX NEWS...
"We have some breaking news... a local television station is reporting that Beto O'Rourke is running for President. Again, we have not been able to confirm this yet, but local news KTSM reports he will make the announcement tomorrow morning."
At that moment, I also saw the KTSM Tweet... and I had that "woman's intuition" it was Andra who got it! Not only that... she didn't get it from his campaign manager or some PR firm. Andra got it from the horse's mouth! (See text below) So again, a BIG KUDOS to her!
Many probably don't understand but it's a BIG DEAL when a local news station beats out the national news at a major announcement like that!
Andra and I were actually together Facebook Live-ing together when Beto O'Rourke announced when he was first running for Senate against Ted Cruz. So these kinds of announcements hold a special place in our heart! Here was my report when Beto announced he was running:
Here are Andra's direct text messages
from Beto O'Rourke himself!
Way to go ANDRA!
All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats. ~ Groucho Marx