Beto O'Rourke Drops by Trump Country to See If He Can Drum Up Support After Better Debate Showing

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. — A day after a solid but unspectacular debate performance, Beto O'Rourke went mining for votes in Donald Trump country, telling voters he could defeat the incumbent president and help the area become more prosperous.O'Rourke had lunch with 10 people at John's Family Grill in Macomb County, an area Trump won in 2016 en route to winning Michigan and the White House. The county also voted to elect former President Barack Obama, indicating that something went wrong with Democratic Party outreach there as the Obama era ended.O'Rourke, the former El Paso congressman, said he would push for better education and more economic development. Specifically, O'Rourke said Macomb County residents needed access to capital so they could start and develop small businesses.And he cast himself as the best choice to beat Trump."I want their support and I want to earn it," O'Rourke said. "I'll do so by showing up and listening to them and reflecting their stories in the campaign I'm running."  Continue reading...

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