CLEVELAND-- Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke was in Cleveland on Monday for a meet and greet with voters.
The former Texas congressman appeared at Gino's Cento Annon on Denison Avenue at around 4 p.m.
"So excited to meet you all, find out what's on your minds and see how all of us together can help set the example of bringing this country, so divided, so polarized at this moment, together around the big challenges that face us," O’Rourke told a crowd gathered outside.
"We need to make sure that we see each other, not as Democrats or Republicans, not as rural or urban, not people of different races and religions and immigration status, but before any of those differences count, we see each other as Americans," he said.
O'Rourke raised more than $6 million online in the first day of his candidacy, his campaign spokesperson said on Monday. His campaign said the record-breaking amount came without funding from political action committees, corporations or special interests.
After his Cleveland appearance, he made an unannounced stop at a union hall near Lordstown.
"If we're going to figure out how to get people in Lordstown re-employed, if we're going to do everything we can to help those who are struggling, let's listen to those workers or representatives and work towards a solution," O'Rourke told CNN.
O'Rourke also made appearances on Monday in Center Line, Michigan and Ferndale, Michigan. On Tuesday, he will travel to Pennsylvania.