Photos: Standing up to the issues

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Photos by KELLY FLETCHER — REFORMER CORRESPONDENT

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke brought his campaign to Keene (N.H.) State College for a town hall event Friday. The former Texas congressman spoke to about 250 people for 20 minutes, took questions from the audience for 50 minutes and engaged with people one-on-one for selfies and other questions afterwards. O'Rourke spoke about Palestinian aid, air quality, immigration rights, Russian election interference, gun laws, the opioid crisis, Fox News, and minimum wage for workers with disabilities, among other topics. The last question referenced his sister, Erin, who was born with disabilities and resides in assisted living. O'Rourke said she works at jobs that pay a fraction of what someone else would earn doing the same work. While he said he's grateful for the purpose she has in doing the work, he does not want to see her (or others like her) taken advantage of.

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