Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’ Rourke (D-Texas) made three stops in Michigan Monday after announcing his presidential bid last week. His swing came just after his campaign announced he raised $6.1 million on his first day — the most of any Democratic presidential contender so far.
O’Rourke said that Michigan would be a key state and stressed the importance of Democrats playing everywhere.
“Whether it’s a rural or urban county, we’ve got to show up. We have no hope of being able to serve those in this country unless we first show up to listen to them, to learn from them — as I just did here today in Ferndale — to be able to see things from their perspective,” he said Monday morning.
He started out his day in a Center Line coffee shop in Macomb County, before touring the Carpenters Training Center in Ferndale, where he got a look at carpenter training and held a roundtable with welding students.
And O’ Rourke added a stop in Detroit cafe before heading over to neighboring Ohio.
The Advance will have more coverage later.