WATCH: Beto O’Rourke hosts town hall near the University of Arizona

WATCH: Beto O’Rourke hosts town hall near the University of Arizona
Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. The Democratic presidential hopeful will host a town hall in Tucson on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 near the University of Arizona campus. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Source: David J. Phillip)
Beto O'Rourke town hall meeting in Tucson

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Posted by KOLD News 13 on Sunday, October 6, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke was in Tucson this weekend for an town hall meeting near the University of Arizona campus.

O’Rourke’s town hall was held Sunday, Oct. 6 at Gentle Ben’s Brewing, located at 865 E. University Blvd. It was set to run 3-5 p.m. The town hall wass hosted in conjunction with the UA Democrats and is part of a nation-wide tour in preparation for next year’s presidential election.

The event was free and open to all ages.

The former Texas legislator represented the state’s 16th Congressional District from 2016-19 and served as a council member for the City of El Paso from 2005-11.

O’Rourke openly disavows the border wall, supports a plan to bring carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 and is a opposed to “assault-style rifles.”

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