Mar 31, 2019 - Politics & Policy

"He reminds me a lot of Kennedy": Beto O'Rourke kicks off campaign in El Paso

Near a shelter under a downtown El Paso international bridge, Beto O'Rourke challenged President Trump's immigration policies at his presidential campaign kickoff rally on Saturday, the El Paso Times reports.

What they're saying: Every single person Axios' Alexi McCammond talked to at the kickoff mentioned O'Rourke's positivity and charisma first, though some want to hear more about his policy stances.

  • Sarah Buchanan-Sasson, 32, drove from Atlanta to El Paso: "He reminds us that people are good, and of the power of inspiration and the power of believing that things can change."
  • Martha Macias said: "He reminds me a lot of Kennedy."

O'Rourke's speech, which included a Spanish interlude, rallied against giving into fear or isolating people's differences.

  • "Instead, we shall be known forever after by our ambitions, our aspirations," he said.
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