Elderly Beto O’Rourke Voter Tears Up After Seeing Candidate at Polling Place: ‘We’re Just So Proud’
Sporting a “Beto for Senate” T-shirt and carrying an oxygen tank, a 77-year-old voter delivered an emotional Election Day message from El Paso, TX.
After voting on Tuesday morning, Pamela Aguirre teared up while discussing Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke‘s visit to her polling place where he, too, cast his ballot.
Aguirre told MSNBC’s Garrett Haake she was overwhelmed because she “wasn’t expecting it and because we think he’s pretty important, and we’re honored that he was here,” adding that “he represents everything that Donald Trump isn’t.”
“I give him a lot of credit for standing up and saying what he thinks and for being willing to represent so many people who are like-minded. It means a lot. We’re just so proud.”
While predictions indicate it’s unlikely O’Rourke will beat incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), he has undoubtedly developed a stronghold of support and significant campaign funds. Aguirre said if he wins, it would mean “everything.”
“We want him to win, and we’ll be watching the TV tonight with him,” she said. “He’ll be someplace in the city. But it’ll be just so much. It will mean that my gosh, we all still have a chance to have a decent country and decent values with decent relationships with other people.”
Watch the clip above via MSNBC.
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