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Beyoncé Endorsed Texas Congressional Candidate Beto O’Rourke on Instagram

Beyoncé, aka the Queen, just officially endorsed congressional candidate Beto O’Rourke for the 2018 Texas Senate race. The “Run the World (Girls)” singer, a Houston, Texas native, took to Instagram on Election Day, to post photos and videos, all featuring Queen Bey sporting a “Beto for Senate” hat, to endorse the congressional candidate.

“I’m feeling grateful for everyone before me who fought so hard to give us all the right to have a voice,” Beyoncé wrote in her first post. “We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make it right. We need you. We all need each other, because when we are truly united we are unstoppable. Sending you all love and positivity on this happy voting day!”

“Every vote counts. Every race matters Everywhere,” the singer added.

We love a queen, but we love a political queen even more!

O’Rourke, who has served as a U.S. Representative for the state’s 16th congressional district since 2013, is currently going up against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz for the Texas Senate seat.

According to Hello Giggles, Beyoncé has endorsed political candidates before. In 2016, Queen Bey and her husband Jay-Z headlined a concert for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and the singer also performed at former President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony in 2013.

Emily has also authored political articles for Restless Magazine and numerous inspirational and empowering pieces for Project Wednesday. When she isn't writing, she can be found flying off to her next adventure, attempting new recipes, listening to one of her infinite playlists on Spotify, or cuddling with her dogs. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @emilycveith.