AUSTIN, TX (CelebrityAccess) — Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke joined outlaw country legend Willie Nelson in a rendition of Nelson’s “On The Road Again” in a new ad in a final bid to sway voters ahead of the mid-term elections.
The ad includes footage from Turn Out for Texas, a political rally which took place on Sept. 29th and which featured Nelson and other artists performing in support of O’Rourke.
“There is something special happening in Texas right now,” O’Rourke says in the ad. “In really small towns, in really big cities, people are getting off the sidelines and into the game. We are meeting the divisiveness that dominates our politics today with a courage, a strength, a big heart that could only come from Texas.”
Nelson has been a vocal supporter of O’Rourke in his campaign to unseat the incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz and since August, has performed at multiple events for the Democratic candidate.
While some of Nelson’s fans have expressed outrage on social media about his support for Democratic candidates, they clearly haven’t been paying attention. Nelson has been a staunch supporter of progressive candidates for years, backing virtually every major deDemocraticandidate from Jimmy Carter onwards.
He’s also publicly supported progressive causes, including the environment, same-sex marriage, and marijuana reform.