Presidential candidate O’Rourke visits N.C.

Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks to students at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., Sunday, April 14, 2019. O'Rourke is wrapping up a three-day tour of South Carolina, which holds the first presidential primary voting in the South. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

CHARLOTTE — Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) held meet-and-greet events on Monday in Charlotte, Greensboro and Chapel Hill. The former Texas congressman and 2018 U.S. Senate candidate announced his bid for the Democratic nomination last month. Monday marked his first visit to the state as a presidential contender. North Carolina’s party primaries will be held March 3, 2020.