Photos: Beto O’Rourke Northern Virginia Town Hall in Alexandria

"At some point I may have to give in and be on your television set, but right now I want to be with you," O'Rourke said. 

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic presidential hopeful and former Texas Rep. at the Crown Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

Alexandria, VA – Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas Congressman and Democratic Presidential candidate, stopped in Alexandria for his Northern Virginia Town Hall on Wednesday. O’Rourke made six campaign stops around the Commonwealth the previous day, and spoke to more than 500 people in a packed room of the Crowne Plaza Old Town. 

Beto O’Rourke’s Northern Virginia Town Hall at the Crowne Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

“At some point I may have to give in and be on your television set, but right now I want to be with you,” O’Rourke said.

The 46-year-old three-term Congressman from El Paso lost in his U.S. Senate bid against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz last fall and then announced his candidacy for president in March. During his hour-long speech, O’Rourke railed against President Trump’s border policies, and said he would not attack any fellow Democratic presidential candidates.

Alexandria City Councilor Canek Aguirre introduced O’Rourke.

Alexandria City Councilor Canek Aguirre introduced Beto O’Rourke at the Northern Virginia Town Hall at the Crowne Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Buttons at Beto O’Rourke’s Northern Virginia Town Hall at the Crowne Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
(L-R) Ramona and Elijah Gappa read at Beto O’Rourke’s Northern Virginia Town Hall at the Crowne Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Cell phones at Beto O’Rourke’s Northern Virginia Town Hall at the Crown Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
The Crowne Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Beto O’Rourke’s Northern Virginia Town Hall at the Crowne Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Beto O’Rourke’s Northern Virginia Town Hall at the Crowne Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic presidential hopeful and former Texas Rep. at the Crowne Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic presidential hopeful and former Texas Rep. at the Crowne Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)
Beto O’Rourke’s Northern Virginia Town Hall at the Crowne Plaza – Old Town, April 17, 2019. (Photo by James Cullum)

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