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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke plans stop in Lordstown

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O'Rourke will meet with about 12-15 local labor members in an event that's not open to the public

Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke answers a question Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke will be in Lordstown next Wednesday.

He will have a labor roundtable discussion around 3 p.m. at Lordstown High School at 1824 Salt Springs Rd.

O’Rourke will meet with about 12 to 15 local labor members during the event, which is not open to the public.

Bill Padisak, president of the Mahoning-Trumbull AFL-CIO, said O’Rourke’s visit is not an endorsement, saying he’ll meet with any presidential candidate who comes to town.

Padisak said O’Rourke will likely talk about his campaign and issues facing the area, such as the future of the GM Lordstown plant.

Originally, O’Rourke’s Valley stop was planned for Niles but the location has since changed.

The former Texas Congressman is first going to an event in Pittsburgh on Wednesday before the Lordstown roundtable and then finishing his day at Kent State University.

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