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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:10 PM

Beto O'Rourke Visits Newtown to Discuss Gun Violence Prevention

A Democratic presidential candidate made a stop in Newtown on Wednesday. In an event closed to the public, Beto O'Rourke discussed gun violence prevention.

"Having someone like him be the voice for people that can't speak anymore and be the voice for people who have lost loved ones, it just really means the world to me," said Newtown resident Heidi Alvarez.

Alvarez says her sister was at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. While she survived the shooting, Alvarez's favorite teacher, Victoria Soto, did not.

"She was very, very special to me, and I looked up to her all the time. And I had issues when I was little, and she would always come and support me and give me all the love. And she cared so much about me, and I just miss her so much," said Alvarez.

Read more: https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Beto-ORourke-Visits-Newtown-to-Discuss-Gun-Violence-Prevention-564139601.html

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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:17 PM

1. Beto doesn't wait for the next shooting to keep talking about this issue

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 09:30 AM

2. I hope he keeps beating this drum all the way through the

Texas Primary. I firmly believe he will stay on the ballot through our primary at least. I hope he will continue to stalk #45 to every city, hold his own rallies and pound this issue for all he is worth.

Someone out of this crowd needs to be the attack dog. If he drops out, I suspect he will continue in this role.

His heart truly is as big as Texas, and I am glad the nation is able to see it first hand

Thank you Beto for spending this time with these families in such a compassionate manner.

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