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Sun May 5, 2019, 06:53 AM

Beto O'Rourke makes his pitch in the Bluffs, talks climate change, health care and more

COUNCIL BLUFFS ó Democratic presidential candidate Beto OíRourke made his first stop in Council Bluffs on Saturday to kick off his third visit to Iowa.

OíRourke, a former congressman from El Paso, Texas, spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of about 200 people in the Wilson Middle School gymnasium for about 45 minutes, then took time to answer questions and shake hands.

The Texan, who rose to national fame during a failed Senate bid last year, touched on everything from marijuana to climate change, which he linked to recent flooding in Iowa.

He said he would fight for equal rights for everyone. For each dollar paid to white men, women are paid 80 cents, African Americans are paid 60 cents and Latinos are paid 53 cents, he said. Itís time to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, he said.

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