O'Rourke cites Tinder in call for better rural broadband

O'Rourke cites Tinder in call for better rural broadband
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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), who announced his presidential campaign Thursday, cited the dating app Tinder when expressing the need to expand broadband to rural communities.

“In Texas we have a problem with broadband in rural communities. You may have that in Iowa as well, where farmers and ranchers and producers literally cannot get online, where people cannot start businesses in their own town or finish their education after high school because they cannot get online,” O’Rourke said at a campaign event in Keokuk, Iowa. 

“They can’t go to Tinder and find a date tonight, to find that special person who's going to make the difference in their lives. I want to make sure every American has that opportunity.”

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O’Rourke first shot to national prominence last year after an insurgent Senate bid to unseat Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSanders meets with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Cruz knocks Chick-fil-A over past donation: It has 'lost its way' Overnight Energy: Relocated BLM staff face salary cuts | UN report calls for drastic action on climate change | California asks EPA to reconsider emissions rule MORE (R) in which he smashed small-dollar donation records and electrified the progressive base.

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