The floundering presidential aspirations of Beto O’Rourke has led the progressive Democrat to reach out on social media to Mexicans – on the other side of the border. (Washington Examiner)
Facebook has for the past year allowed users to see, using the “info and ads” tab, where a group is targeting its sponsored posts. A screenshot of O’Rourke’s page captured by the Washington Free Beacon last Friday revealed he was paying to have certain posts viewed by Facebook users in Mexico.
Among the posts O’Rourke paid to blast out to Mexican users was an invitation to his Tuesday campaign stop at the Jacobs Center in San Diego, Calif. The details are posted on the event page in both English and Spanish.
The O’Rourke campaign did not respond to a request for comment on the Mexican advertising. A Monday review of his campaign’s Facebook page found it was no longer advertising in Mexico.
It is unclear why O’Rourke is running ads in Mexico for his campaign to be president of the United States. There is a Democrats Abroad primary that will be held next March, but O’Rourke has made no mention of it thus far on the campaign trail.
None of the other 20 candidates in the Democratic presidential primary are running ads in Mexico.