Beto O’Rourke was born to run ... for president.The former Texas Congressman confirmed Wednesday that he will enter the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a Fox News television affiliate based in El Paso.O'Rourke confirmed his plan to formally announce his candidacy on Thursday morning to El Paso NBC affiliate KTSM.“I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents. It’s a big part of why I’m running,” O’Rourke told KTSM in a text message.Earlier in the day, Vanity Fair magazine published a story on O’Rourke’s thinking on whether to enter the crowded Democratic field.“I’m just born to do this,” O’Rourke told the magazine.O’Rourke catapulted to national prominence during his failed bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the 2018 midterm elections. 18 PHOTOS Beto O'Rourke throughout his political career See Gallery Beto O'Rourke throughout … [Read more...] about Reports: Beto O’Rourke entering 2020 presidential race
By Jeremy Wallace Updated 6:06 am CDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 6, 2018 Texas Senatorial Candidate Congressman Beto ORourke and his wife, Amy Hoover Sanders, are pictured in front of a campaign RV outside of Nixon Elementary School in El Paso, Texas. - Beto O'Rourke, the affable former congressman who rose to political stardom last year when he nearly ousted a Republican senator in traditionally conservative Texas, announced on March 14, 2019 he was running for the 2020 presidential race. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP)PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images less (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 6, 2018 Texas Senatorial Candidate Congressman Beto ORourke and his wife, Amy Hoover Sanders, are pictured in front of a campaign RV outside of Nixon Elementary ... more Photo: PAUL RATJE, Contributor / AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about Who is Beto O’Rourke and how did he get here?
Share Tweet Email Politics Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=5191484" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Beto O'Rouke announces he's running for president. Share: Share Tweet Email KTRK EL PASO, Texas -- After weeks of speculation, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke finally announced Thursday that is he running for president in 2020. O'Rourke, a Democrat, made the announcement in a video with his wife Amy by his side. "Amy and I are happy to share with you that I am running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America," O'Rourke said. On Sunday, O'Rourke deflected questions about his presidential run during an appearance at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin for the premiere of the documentary about his 2018 senate campaign. O'Rourke challenged incumbent Texas … [Read more...] about Rep. Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 presidential run
Sparked by his narrow defeat in a Texas Senate race, Beto O’Rourke is scrambling the 2020 presidential primary field, freezing Democratic donors and potential campaign staffers in place as they await word of his plans. Even prior to O’Rourke’s meteoric rise, many Democratic fundraisers had approached the large number of 2020 contenders with apprehension, fearful of committing early to one candidate. But the prospect of a presidential bid by O’Rourke, whose charismatic Senate candidacy captured the party’s imagination, has suddenly rewired the race.Story Continued Below O’Rourke — who raised a stunning $38 million in the third quarter of his race — is widely considered capable of raising millions of dollars quickly, according to interviews with multiple Democratic money bundlers and strategists, catapulting him into the upper echelons of the 2020 campaign. Mikal Watts, a San Antonio-based lawyer and major Democratic money bundler, said … [Read more...] about ‘He’s Barack Obama, but white’: Beto O’Rourke blows up the 2020 Democratic primary
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael A. Cohen November 16, 2018 Democrats across the country had a banner day on Nov. 6 — they won nearly 40 House seats and seven governorships and held their losses in the Senate to likely just two seats. Yet it’s one of the losers who is now getting the most presidential buzz — Beto O’Rourke, who failed in his bid to unseat incumbent Ted Cruz in the Texas Senate race. As crazy as it might seem, O’Rourke’s loss notwithstanding, he has a significant number of advantages going into the 2020 presidential race.Let’s start with name recognition. A presidential preference poll of Democrats conducted in the days after the midterms had him in third place, behind Joe Biden at 26 percent and Bernie Sanders at 19 percent. Granted, O’Rourke was only at 8 points, and these kinds of polls are generally not predictive, but that he is … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke lost his election, but he’s getting the most presidential buzz