BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Starting Friday, August 30th, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke will make several campaign stops throughout the state of Virginia.
Friday morning O’Rourke will host a meet-and-greet with Democrats in Bland County, considered one of the reddest counties in Virginia. Later that afternoon, he will visit Blacksburg to host a town hall on Virginia Tech’s campus.
This stop is O’Rourke’s fourth visit to Virginia. He is the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to campaign throughout the state with a nine-stop tour. As a teenager, he attended boarding school at the Woodberry Forest School in Madison County.
While in Virginia, the former congressman will continue to encourage Americans to “connect the dots on how Trump’s recklessness and racism is harming the American people.” Following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, O’Rourke has blamed President Donald Trump’s use of language and policies for inciting violence and racism.
On Saturday, he will stop in Charlottesville, the site of a 2017 white supremacist rally that left one dead and many injured. Details regarding when and where he is expected to be have not been released.
Following Virginia, O’Rourke will continue his campaign to Pennsylvania.
His town hall will be at Virginia Tech’s Hancock Auditorium, located on 490 Old Turner St. Doors open at 4 p.m.