William Sanders attending the Bedazzled Gala in El Paso, Texas, in 2017. Sanders, Beto O’Rourke’s father-in-law, is a wealthy real estate investor and has helped make the former Texas congressman and his wife millionaires. Sanders also contributed to O’Rourke’s bids for El Paso City Council and the U.S. House, Senate and now the presidency. (Stacy Kendrick / AP)
Beto O’Rourke was running for the El Paso City Council in 2005 when he asked to meet with the illustrious real estate investor William Sanders.
Sanders had earned a fortune and a reputation as a brilliant businessman in Chicago before returning to his remote hometown on the West Texas-Mexico border. He thought the aspiring politician was there to solicit a donation...Read More