By: Paige Hubbard
2020 Presidential Candidate Beto O’ Rourke brought out a packed house Saturday evening at Texas Southern University for his campaign Rally.
“That’s why I am so grateful, that I get to be here with you and tell you that I’m running to serve you as the next President of the United States of America all of you, everyone in America,” said Beto to the rally attendees.
Hundreds of supporters gathered in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. School of communication building, to hear Beto talk about his plans for change. In his speech, he addressed many issues such as gun violence, equal rights and doing away with student loan debt.
A big talking point for college students and graduates that took out student loans.
The historic campus has become a hot spot for presidential candidates to host their rallies. Just last weekend, Senator Kamala Harris and 2020 presidential candidate held her rally at TSU and packed out the University’s recreational center.
Some say this is in efforts to reach a younger audience. However, Beto is no stranger to Texas Southern University as this was his third time visiting the campus.
Beto ran against Ted Cruz for the U.S Senate in one of the most historic Senate races in Texas. He started the “blue wave” and almost beat out Republican incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.
O’Rourke has quickly gained support by his boots on ground tactics to connect with just not only the people of Texas but the entire United States of America.
NTV Houston was able to get some responses from attendees of the rally, one of them said “As a candidate I think he’ll make for a great president I like the fact that he’s not taking any pack money and that’s how it should be I don’t think anyone should be taking the PAC money.”
Another longtime supporter chimed in to share her viewpoints on Beto and his presidential candidacy.
“I’m not a fan of the old white man we’ve got some awesome amazing progressive Young candidates who have a lot of energy and fire and passion and it’s time to be blunt as an old white person it’s time for us to step aside and be leaders by mentoring others and let the youth step forward it’s their turn,” said Virg Parks a rally attendee.
During his speech, Beto said, “We’re going to get big on accountable money out of our politics no packs no corporations no special interest all people.”
He continued by saying,
“There’s nothing wrong with this country right now we cannot make right with this country right now and is going to be the people of Texas is going to be the people of Houston.”