“I remember this year we had a town hall at Hempstead and a Prairie View student said, ‘Will you come to campus?'”
“I think it’s beautiful for him to be coming to an (historical black college/university),” said student Domonique Roi. Students like Roi say it was important to have the candidate here addressing questions from students of HBCU campuses, as many are still deciding who they will vote for.
Many had specific questions about equality, advancement and even student debt.
“Endowments are not at the level they need to be here. Yet we don’t have full funding to insure cost is not an object to every young potential student who wants to better themselves by coming to Prairie View,” O’Rourke told the crowd.
We spoke to the El Paso congressman about a new poll showing him leading Cruz by two points.
“Some show us up. Some show us down. Who knows?” O’Rourke responded.
He didn’t seem to care much about the numbers he is seeing. What matters to him, he says, is listening to everyone’s concerns and hoping people head to the polls and make their voices heard.
“We can win this and it will be up to the people of Texas. Future, fate and fortune,” he said.