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(continued from page 38) (continued on page 91) 89 SOME FELT DESPONDENT IN NOVEMBER 2016. Oh, yeah, I did. I was depressed; we were distraught. I was a member of Congress, and I thought, 'I just need to try harder in what we're doing right now.' Amy then said, "We're going to have to answer to our kids about what we did." And I've got to tell you, after doing this for a year and a half, this is as much as we can do. We are going all out, as hard as we can. YOUR FATHER [LATE COUNTY JUDGE PAT O'ROURKE] IS AN INSPIRATION. My dad's always part of my thinking. He's part of my consciousness and what I have found in my life. And that may be true for others who have lost their parents — they're with you every day thereafter. They shaped you; they're part of your mannerisms, your character. But they've also helped. They've hardwired to some degree your dreams for you, and my dad always said, "If you're going to do it, you're going to do it to the best of your abilities. And if you're getting out there, you better go win." And you should also have fun while you're doing it. There should be some joy involved in what we do in life. FACES OF THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. There are so many. There are heartbreaking stories, some of which I related in there [today]: the 29-year-old young man who's going to die of diabetes if we don't find a way to get healthcare. We met with some of the victims and parents of victims of the Santa Fe shooting, not too far from here. Their stories are powerful, but their ability to overcome tragedy or obstacles is inspiring. You think, 'We've got to be there for them given everything that they have done.' Veterans we've met who've served as far back as World War II come out to our meetings, introduce themselves, tell us their stories. People have been extraordinarily kind, they've made us food, taken us into Beto O'Rourke

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