Presidential contender Beto O’Rourke in Hampton Roads as part of campaign tour

Posted at 9:26 AM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 18:39:59-04

NORFOLK, Va. — Presidential contender Beto O’Rourke was in Hampton Roads on Tuesday as part of his campaign tour across the Commonwealth.

The Democratic candidate will visit a number of cities on Tuesday and Wednesday, marking the Commonwealth’s first visit this election cycle from a 2020 contender.

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A member of O’Rourke’s campaign says the declared candidate will host meet and greets, town halls and other events in Norfolk, Hampton, Williamsburg, Henrico, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Alexandria, as well as in Prince William and Fairfax Counties.

According to CNN, he is also scheduled to make an appearance at the University of Virginia.

O'Rourke was thrown into the political spotlight during the 2018 midterm election in November, where he became one of the highlighted candidates of the election for the Democratic Party, even though he lost his U.S. Senate race to incumbent Ted Cruz.

O'Rourke was able to rally the Democratic Party in Texas, something that other liberal candidates had not been able to do in recent elections for a state that leans more conservative.