LAMPASAS — Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, held a packed town hall meeting at the Hostess House at Hancock Springs in Lampasas Thursday afternoon. The event followed similar over-capacity events in Temple earlier Thursday and in Waco Wednesday.

O’Rourke faced a crowd limited by the fire marshal, with a line out front, and standing crowds along the sides of the hall. Citizens endured overflow parking. Members of the Lampasas Democratic Party, which sponsored the event, said they had never seen such crowds for a political event in Lampasas County.

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wilyoldvet69

"Crowds surge beyond capacity as Beto visits Lampasas"
Are you kidding?? This clown is another socialist that is running around pandering to the people. He will do nothing but get in office and push liberal and socialist ideologies into the state and the nation. SAY NO TO BETO!

CHLOE

So many people are hungry for a positive message these days, and no more of the "us vs. them". We want to feel like we can come together as Americans, even if we don't always agree, and work together to solve problems. Mr. Beto O'Rourke has that posiitive message of working together for solutions, and not demonizing other Americans. I really like that about him, and it is something my family can really be for.

don76550

Why was a handgun carried by a law abiding citizen an issue for the liberal Killeen daily herald? Was anyone threatened by it? Were any laws broken? Did the individual carrying make any threatening moves? No he did not. Just another example of the fake news media trying to create an issue where none exists.

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