Beto O’Rourke holds campaign in Victoria

Democrat gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke took the stage in Victoria Friday afternoon at the University of Houston-Victoria as part of his 'People of Texas' campaign.

VICTORIA, Texas – Democrat gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke took the stage in Victoria Friday afternoon at the University of Houston-Victoria as part of his ‘People of Texas’ campaign.

O’Rourke focused on how the people of Texas can overcome the current divisions and unite around issues like expanding Medicaid so more people can see a doctor and afford their prescriptions, says O’Rourke.

O’Rourke later said he wants to focus on creating great jobs that pay a living wage, and he wants to fully fund schools while supporting teachers, adding that he wants students to live up to their full potential.

“That speech language pathologist, that nurse, that person that drives the school bus or is there to serve the meal in the cafeteria, all of them, and you know this because some of you you are those people. Not only are you providing world-class instruction to those kids, making sure that they can read, and write, and add up at the end of the day or the end of their academic career,” says O’Rourke.

O’Rourke took a number of questions from the audience, with the event lasting a little more than an hour. Then O’Rourke took time to take photos with supporters after the question and answer session.

O’rourke heads to Johnson City this weekend and he’ll visit Austin and Dallas next week.

Many area leaders were in the audience including Victoria County Commissioner Danny Garcia and Democrat District 27 candidate Maclovio Perez. Republican Party chair Bill Pozzi also attended the event, O’Rourke thanking him for being there.

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