(Lakeville, MN) Beto O’Rourke brought his campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination to Minnesota on Wednesday, using Angry Inch Brewing in Lakeville as his inaugural stop. Arriving in heavy rain, he found a venue that had been filled to capacity a good half hour before he arrived, and he took time to shake the hands of the many in the spillover crowd that lined the street.
After a brief introduction by Angry Inch co-founder and brewmaster Jon Erickson, O’Rourke launched into an animated and crowd-pleasing pitch, followed by questions and answers from the audience. At one point the lanky Texan brandished his trademark bit of climbing up on a chair to better see people in the back.
O’Rourke stayed for a long time after his talk to meet, take photos and soak in the experiences of those who came out to see him.