Teen asks O'Rourke to prom, he asks her to caucus

When a teen at an Iowa campaign stop asked presidential candidate Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeOvernight Health Care — Presented by Campaign for Accountability — Momentum builds for federal laws enshrining abortion rights | Missouri lawmakers approve bill banning abortions at 8 weeks | Warren unveils plan to protect abortion rights Overnight Energy: Dems dismiss Interior chief's work calendars as 'fake' | Buttigieg climate plan includes carbon tax | Poll finds growing number say climate is crucial 2020 issue Buttigieg climate plan includes carbon tax MORE to prom, he had a counterproposal: He asked her to caucus. 

"It’s OK if you say no, but will you go to prom with me?" Claire Campbell, 17, asked O'Rourke at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Thursday, according to the Des Moines Register.  

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"As someone who did not go to prom because no one asked me, I’m really touched," the former Democratic congressman from Texas replied. "This means more to me than you know." 

"But somebody told me about your sign, so we came up with a counterproposal," he added, holding up a sign of his own. 

"Will you caucus for me?"  

Unfortunately for O'Rourke, the high school senior is from South Dakota, so she will not be able to caucus, according to the newspaper.