REPORT: Inside Beto O’Rourke’s Million-Dollar Apartment Deal With A Campaign Donor
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EL PASO — The month before he launched his Senate campaign against Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke offloaded an El Paso, Texas, apartment complex that he valued in financial disclosures at between one and five million dollars.
The buyers were Patricia “Isha” Rogers and her husband, Steve Santamaria, public records show. Rogers is an old family friend and campaign donor for both Beto’s and his father’s political campaigns.
The article goes on to state the following:
O’Rourke and his mother became co-owners of the building following the death of his father, former El Paso County Judge Pat O’Rourke, in 2001.
Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show Rogers donated thousands of dollars to each of O’Rourke’s three House campaigns, as well as to his 2018 Senate campaign. Rogers also donated $2,000 to Pat O’Rourke’s 1992 campaign for Congress.
The apartment complex, then called Imperial Arms Apartments, was a fixer-upper when Beto sold it, the building’s current property manager told TheDCNF. He declined to make Rogers available for an interview.
The complex needed significant interior work and had none of the several security cameras that now encircle the building when Beto sold it, the property manager added. The building, now called Saint Rogers Apartments, sits a 10-minute drive from the Bridge of the Americas port of entry connecting El Paso and Juarez. It doesn’t have a functioning website.
The report also provides the following details:
It remains unclear exactly how much Beto received for the apartment complex. Beto has refused to say, and Texas law doesn’t require public disclosure of sale prices on commercial real estate. County records show the El Paso tax assessor’s office valued the property a little below $1.1 million in 2018.
In a phone call, the property manager said the new owners instructed him to not disclose the sale price to TheDCNF.
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Beto O’Rourke sold an apartment complex valued ~ $1 million to a campaign donor shortly before running for Senate.
Property manager tells me the new owner now plans to “cash in” by making it “Beto-themed”
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) April 12, 2019
Inside Beto O’Rourke’s Million-Dollar Apartment Deal With A Campaign Donor https://t.co/q5PCISLLy7
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) April 12, 2019
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