Willie Nelson is playing his first-ever political concert, for Beto O’Rourke. Some fans are abandoning him.

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Willie Nelson. Bert Cash On a muggy Fourth of July night just outside Austin, Rep. Beto O’Rourke walked on stage wearing a light blue button-down, with a Texas-size American flag in the background. But rather than one of his campaign rallies in his Senate bid against Republican Ted Cruz, the Democrat was in front of the thousands that came out for Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic, an annual celebration of country music started by the legendary singer 45 years ago. Met with a mix of wild cheers and a fair share of booing on the soggy holiday, O’Rourke explained why this Independence...

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