Wednesday night, O’Rourke spoke at a town hall at Prairie View A&M University, which was streamed to other historically black colleges and universities across the state.
“I’m pretty pumped up that a congressman and candidate would want to come to our campus to showcase a town hall here and have a dialogue here with students across Texas,” said Maduforo Eze, student government president at Prairie View A&M University.
O’Rourke spoke about student loan debt, health care and funding for historically black colleges and universities in Texas.
O’Rourke admitted a political consultant may say he’s wasting resources by spending time with young people, but he said he’s defying conventional political wisdom.
“Everyone in Texas, including young people, (is) important, and I have no hope in effectively representing them if I have not shown up first to listen to them,” said O’Rourke.
All eyes are on the polls, which have been across the board.
A Qunnipiac poll surveyed likely voters by phone. The results were released on Tuesday and showed Cruz with a lead over O’Rourke, but an Ipsos poll, which was conducted online, showed O’Rourke with a narrow lead on Wednesday.