Screen shot from the Beto O'Rourke campaign website.

Reyes’ hardline views on the Drug War — going so far to suggest sending military drones for strikes in Mexico — were rewarded handsomely by military contractors, according to our review of FEC records. In contrast, O’Rourke has argued in favor of relaxing draconian drug laws, and favors legalization of marijuana.

The Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics PAC contributions to Reyes funded fear-mongering ads, which attempted to conflate O’Rourke’s support for marijuana legalization to legalization of all drugs:

But the eleventh-hour contributions from big business weren’t enough to save Reyes.

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