Beto O'Rourke stops in Madison along campaign trail

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke stopped in Madison Sunday along his campaign trail.

The Texas representative spoke to a crowd of supporters at Cargo Coffee on the city's east side.

During his two hour visit, the democrat delivered a message of unity in America and more support for public school teachers.

"This democracy must work, it must represent and reflect everyone," he said. "That's why in this campaign we're not taking a single dime from a single political action committee, that's why we are showing up for everyone."

O'Rourke also spoke on access to universal healthcare.

"We're going to bring the genius, the ingenuity, the innovation, the political will of the world's greatest democracy together towards those challenges that we face," he said. "Universal, guaranteed high quality healthcare for all, so no one is too sick to live to their full potential."

O'Rourke kicked off his campaign on Thursday in Iowa after announcing his candidacy for the 2020 presidential race. The married father of three made a splash in Texas politics and raised his profile nationally when he ran against Republican Ted Cruz for senate in 2016.