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On campuses, O'Rourke takes rather than gives advice

1 year 6 months 2 weeks ago Friday, May 10 2019 May 10, 2019 May 10, 2019 1:06 PM May 10, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By HOLLY RAMER
Associated Press

NEW LONDON, N.H. (AP) - It's going to be a busy weekend for college commencements in New Hampshire, but Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he'd rather take advice from graduates than dole it out.

The former Texas congressman's visit to Colby-Sawyer College on Friday was his 32nd appearance on a college campus since launching his campaign. Questioned by a Colby-Sawyer student who spent time working with refugees in Greece last summer and will graduate Saturday, O'Rourke said he would not only reverse the Trump administration's decision to eliminate aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, but would double it to $1 billion in hopes of stabilizing communities enough that people don't feel driven to leave.

O'Rourke called the student inspiring and said he has gone to so many schools because that's "where the leadership is."

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