Beto O'Rourke

2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O'Rourke stumps for compassionate politics at William and Mary

2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O'Rourke stumps for compassionate politics at William and Mary

Emerging from a crush of College of William and Mary students, Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke took the stage to loud cheers and applause in the college’s Trinkle Hall Tuesday afternoon.

“Thank you for welcoming this stranger from West Texas,” O’Rourke said to the crowd before launching into his routine brand of stump speech: authentic and calling for an end to political knife fighting in Washington, D.C.

“To come together not for a person, or a candidate, or a party, but for our country at this defining moment of truth for the United States, (for) the greatest set of challenges that we have ever faced,” O’Rourke said of climate change, partisan politics and...

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