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Sun Jul 7, 2019, 10:05 PM

 

Beto O'Rourke draws hundreds in Nashville, slams Trump's immigration policies during two-day stop





Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke drew a crowd of supporters in Nashville Sunday, largely focusing on immigration as he vowed to undo current federal policies on asylum seekers and pitched his ability to appeal to red state voters.

The former Texas congressman is spending two days in Nashville, drawing hundreds for a rally at Marathon Music Works on Sunday before he is scheduled to tour a food bank and take part in a roundtable on immigration Monday.

"Like you, until recently, I thought I lived in a state that was too red to count," O'Rourke told the crowd, recalling his bid for U.S. Senate last year when he lost against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in a tight, highly contested race that generated record midterm turnout, specifically among young voters.

He stayed afterward to take photos with each of the hundreds of supporters who waited in line.
"I think that Tennessee and Nashville are places that are, frankly, taken for granted by Democrats or written off altogether," O'Rourke told The Tennessean after the rally.


https://uw-media.tennessean.com/7dde4495-dc3e-4f1a-906d-ccdebb29ceca

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/07/07/beto-orourke-democratic-candidate-immigration-nashville-rally/1669498001/
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Indygram Jul 2019 OP
emulatorloo Jul 2019 #1
Docreed2003 Jul 2019 #2
JI7 Jul 2019 #3
Docreed2003 Jul 2019 #4
Indygram Jul 2019 #6
Indygram Jul 2019 #5
TexasTowelie Jul 2019 #7
lunamagica Jul 2019 #8
bluewater Jul 2019 #9

Response to Indygram (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 10:14 PM

1. Thanks for the report and the great photos.

 

Beto’s on my shortlist. Sounds like it was a great speech and event.

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Response to Indygram (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 11:59 PM

2. Thanks Indy!

 

He definitely had a great day here!

(Also, if you look directly above the gentleman in the wheel chair....the guy with glasses in the ballcap that you catch a glimpse of is yours truly)
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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 12:09 AM

3. wow, you got really close to him. so did you meet him ?

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 12:13 AM

4. Yep, we sure did

 

That was after his speech. We were lucky enough to be pretty close to the front of the reception line, but apparently he stayed there and took photos with everyone who wanted them. He was extremely gracious and genuine.
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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 12:21 AM

6. That line was so long, too

 

Someone posted a picture of it and when they announced the photo line it looked like almost the entire crowd went towards the line, lol.
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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 12:19 AM

5. You're welcome!

 

You were close to the front! Did you overhear any interesting comments from the people there seeing him?
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Response to Docreed2003 (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 03:45 AM

7. You're giving me a case of Beto envy.

 

I'm glad that you could attend.
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Response to Indygram (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 08:21 PM

8. K&R for visibility

 

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Response to Indygram (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2019, 08:22 PM

9. K&R

 

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