It was a promposal Beto O’Rourke could not ignore.
The Democratic presidential aspirant was holding a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday afternoon, when 17-year-old Claire Campbell held up a sign saying, “Will You Go 2 Prom w/Me.”
“It’s OK if you say no, but will you go to prom with me?” a blushing Campbell asked the 46-year-old Texas phenom, according to the Des Moines Register.
“As someone who did not go to prom because no one asked me, I’m really touched,” O’Rourke responded from the stage. “This means more to me than you know.”
He added: “But somebody told me about your sign, so we came up with a counter-proposal.”
O’Rourke lifted a white sign scrawled with blue marker.
“Will you caucus for me?” he asked the teen as the crowd laughed.
Unfortunately, Campbell is from South Dakota, which doesn’t have a caucus, just a primary, which is scheduled for June 2, 2020.
She said she was a little disappointed in O’Rourke’s answer, “because, like, I need a prom date. But his counter offer was pretty good.”
Despite not being able to caucus, Campbell plans to support O’Rourke as the election season heats up.
“I’m really obsessed with him,” Campbell told the Argus Leader. “I really like him. I first saw him because of the concession speech he had (after losing the Texas US Senate race to Ted Cruz) and thought he was a passionate speaker.
“I dug deeper into his policies and loved them. And, I mean, he’s not terrible to look at, so that’s one of my driving factors in the obsession,” she added.
Campbell, who plans to attend the University of South Dakota next year to study political science, hopes the attention she gained will result in a date for her April 27 prom.
“My life is really coming together now,” she joked.
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