Beto O'Rourke poses with Harry Styles after concert shoutout

Gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke
Gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke Photo credit Omar Ornelas/ El Paso Times / USA TODAY NETWORK

Beto O'Rourke, a Democratic contender for governor of Texas, posted a picture of himself with British pop artist and actor Harry Styles after the musician shouted him out at a concert in Austin.

O'Rourke shared the picture of him and Styles posing backstage after a performance at Moody Center.

"Thanks, Harry!" O'Rourke captioned the photo on Twitter.

During the show, Styles endorsed O'Rourke and pointed out a sticker on his guitar that read "Beto For Texas."

Video on the big screen then flashed to O'Rourke, who was in attendance. The crowd went wild with cheers and applause.

O'Rourke also met several Harry Styles fans -- and his own -- while attending the concert.

In a recent survey, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott (R) was shown to be leading O'Rourke by eight points as the general election in November draws near.

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