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KEENE, N. H. — Beto O’rourke says that if he wins the 2020 democratic presidential nomination, he was going to his home state of Texas in the General election.
The former Congressman from El Paso also said he would “absolutely” support his campaign staff, if you wanted to organize a trade Union. He would also consider lowering the federal voting age to 16, the abolition of the Electoral College, increasing the number of judges of the Supreme court, and the elimination of the filibuster in the Senate.
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Speaking with reporters after holding his first event in New Hampshire as a presidential candidate, O’rourke said, “Yes, I think we can win Texas. I think we have proven we know how to campaign. We have each of these 254 counties. We listened to the stories of our fellow Texans have told us. We have included, in the way in which we campaign.”
In his U.S. Senate run last year, O’rourke raised $80 million in contributions and almost defeated incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the mid-term elections. O’rourke’s campaign, boosted him to a Democratic party, the rock-star status and launched him in the direction of his White house bid.
Winning Texas and its 38 electoral votes would be a major coup for the Democrats. The last Democrat to take the state in the presidential election, Jimmy Carter was in 1976. Republican presidential Donald Trump won Texas in 2016, but with a smaller margin than GOP candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.
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O’rourke came in New Hampshire – the state that will hold the first presidential primary, after an eight-and-a-half-hour drive in his Dodge Caravan from State College, Pa., the home of the Pennsylvania State University. He spoke, and took questions from a couple of hundred people had waited at least two hours at Keene State College. The Station was O’rourke, the first in the 48-hour swing, in which he said he would visit all 10 New Hampshire counties.
Asked about lowering the voting age to 16, O’rourke said: “I am open to the idea of a younger voting age. … There is some merit to it.”
And he said he would consider “seriously” scrapping the Senate, the filibuster — a generations-old tactic to prevent a measure come to a vote – and the election Committee, and increasing the number of judges at the high court.
“We need to take a look at some of these institutional reforms, whether it’s the Supreme court, the Electoral College, the filibuster in the Senate. We have democracy and our institutions work,” he said.
Scrapping of the election Committee-an idea that some of O’rourke’s Democratic rivals also support — is an unpopular idea, in New Hampshire, a small state that sees a lot of traffic in the presidential elections due to its status as a battleground state.
O’rourke arrived in the granite state, a day after the independent sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont one of the top riders in the 2020 Democratic field was staff the first presidential candidate to unionize his campaign.
Asked by Fox News he would do it, O’rourke said: “Absolutely. If those include working on this campaign-and what I hope will be the largest grass-roots effort that has seen this nation ever want to trade-Union organizing, I support that all the way.”
During a question-and-answer session with the audience, O’rourke was asked about the acceptance of large sums from the contributions of pro-Israel lobbyists during his 2018 Senate campaign.
“If you are no demand, whether the contributions, I accept the connection to the policy, which I support, is the answer is “no”, he replied.
O’rourke once again for a “two-state solution” between Israel and the Palestinians, for peace in the Middle East.
“I believe in peace and dignity, and full human rights for the Palestinian people and the Israeli people. The only way to reach the … is a two-state solution,” he said.
But he also has the goal in the embattled Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu – a close ally of the Trump – as well as the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas.
“Right now, we are the best negotiating’t have partners on both sides. We have a Prime Minister in Israel, which is open on one side with racists,” he charged. “On the Palestinian side, we have an incompetent leader. Mahmoud Abbas has not been very effective in the education of his side on the table.”
O’rourke was also asked about his commitment to America’s consumption of fossil fuels.
“I support the Green New Deal. Yes, I understand that as close to 2030 as we can, we have the materials, this economy and this country to be fully switched from a dependence on fossil fuels,” he said.
But he added that “I have a Dodge Caravan also went here, which burns gasoline. … We must also acknowledge that we continue to use these fossil fuels, right now, there is a responsible transition.”
‘A collision course with the everyday lives of Americans
The Republican National Committee took aim at O’rourke.
“By focusing on the Green New Deal, calling for an end to the electoral Committee and the support of late-term abortions, Beto O’rourke said on a collision course with everyday Americans, who will reject his extremist views, who offer no substance or solution,” the RNC’s Mandi Merritt.
O’rourke declared his candidacy last Thursday, and immediately attracted throngs of media and crowds during a three-day trip through Iowa, the state of the first votes in the presidential caucus.
The day before he arrived in New Hampshire, O’rourke announced that he verholte in an eye-popping $6.1 million in its first 24 hours as a candidate, the most by any of the 2020 Democratic White house hopeful.
O’rourke told Fox News that he’s updated release campaign cash to pay on Wednesday morning.
Carol Beckwith, a resident of the nearby Fitzwilliam, N. H., told Fox News that “Beto-mania” is coming “to us.
“We had a lot of attention, it added, really, in comparison to other people,” she said, that she remained undecided on whom to vote for in next February’s primary.
“I want the best person for the job,” she said.
But Russ Provost of Richmond, N. H., is already O’rourke, to say sold, he’s already helped the Texas campaign.
“I saw him on TV a number of times,” said Provost. “I liked his style. I want someone young. I want this country to assume that anyone under 60, the reins of this. I don’t want the older people running it.
“If he could, and Texas to win the same States that Hillary won, he wins.”