With the 2020 campaign underway, the Triangle will get a visit from a presidential candidate next week.
Beto O’Rourke will be at UNC-Chapel Hill on April 15. He’ll hold a “meet and greet” at 2:45 p.m. in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union in the Great Hall, located on 209 South Road.
It will be O’Rourke’s first trip to North Carolina as a presidential candidate, his campaign announced in an email Thursday afternoon.
O’Rourke, a former U.S. House member from El Paso, Texas, became well-known nationally last year during his campaign for U.S. Senate. O’Rourke, a Democrat, lost to incumbent Republican Ted Cruz. But it was one of the closest statewide races in Texas in decades, the Texas Tribune reported.
O’Rourke’s trip to Chapel Hill will cap a day with three scheduled campaign stops in North Carolina.
The first is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. in Charlotte at Central Piedmont Community College. The second is scheduled for noon in Greensboro at Natty Greene’s Pub and Brewing.