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Thu Apr 4, 2019, 04:55 PM

Beto O'Rourke outlines presidential priorities during ISU campus visit in Ames

Before presidential candidate Beto O’ Rourke took the stage Wednesday night, Jake Drobnick, an Iowa State University freshman, summed up the hour-and-a-half long wait by joking, “Beto late than never.”

When O’Rourke, who had a flight delayed at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, made an appearance donning a red Iowa State Cyclones hat, he told a crowd of 185 students and Ames residents packed in the ISU Memorial Union Maintenance Shop, that he’s “leading a critical charge to defeat (President) Donald Trump.”

“We’re all going to be on the same team, and whoever the nominees is, whether it’s a he or she, we are going to defeat Donald Trump,” said O’Rourke. “Don’t let them divide us. We are all Americans.”

O’Rourke is the latest Democratic presidential hopeful to visit Ames and Story County in recent weeks, and is among the 16 or so vying for their party’s presidential nomination in 2020.

Read more: https://www.amestrib.com/news/20190403/beto-o8217rourke-outlines-presidential-priorities-during-campus-visit

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