2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke addresses a crowd at a café near the University of Nevada-Reno on April 25, 2019 (Harrison Blackman).

Late-stage Betomania in Reno

The once-darling candidate makes his case in purple Nevada

On April 25, 2019, at 10:29 AM, Beto O’Rourke arrived at a café just a block from the University of Nevada-Reno. On this particularly brilliant spring Nevada day, he parked a rental car, a Ford Fusion with Eco-Boost. A crowd of about a hundred had gathered within and around the tiny café to hear from the 2020…



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