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Beto O’Rourke gets the New Hampshire perspective on presidential politics



In the midst of a 48-hour whirlwind tour across all 10 New Hampshire counties, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke acknowledged he has a learning curve as he runs for the White House.


“Yeah. Oh yeah. I am smart enough to know that there’s so much more for me to learn,” the former three-term congressman from Texas said Wednesday. “The only way for me to learn that is to show up in the communities I seek to serve, and hear things from people’s perspective.”


The candidate – who narrowly lost his 2018 bid to unseat GOP Sen. Ted Cruz – made his comments in a question-and-answer session with reporters following an event at Plymouth State University. The stop was his third during a jam-packed 48-hour swing through all 10 of New Hampshire’s counties.


O’Rourke got a good dose of perspective from young, liberal New Hampshire voters who are looking for the best candidate to take down Trump.


“Young people want somebody different and we’re ready to show the older generation this is who we are and we’re ready for change and we’ll do it anyway we can,” said Renee Hall, a Plymouth State student from Sutton. “And if this guy is the perfect guy who we think is good, we’ll support him no matter what.”


Read more on the Concord Monitor