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
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O’Rourke’s weeks of near-silence end on a massive stage when he sits down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The appearance Tuesday on “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square” comes ahead of a possible presidential campaign and puts O’Rourke’s charisma to the test.O’Rourke dazzled Democrats last year by nearly defeating Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the country’s largest red state. But his presidential prospects have been overshadowed more recently with the generally well-received 2020 campaign launches of Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey. After months of on-again off-again flirtation with a campaign, O’Rourke’s supporters say they’re ready for some clarity. “A lot of people have been projecting their own desires to see him run and they’re hoping that he will announce on Oprah, which would be so … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke Set for Times Square Sit-Down with Oprah
By Marcy de Luna Updated 6:58 pm CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Beto O'Rourke sings “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones onstage with his former band, The Sheeps, wearing a tight onesie and sheep mask. >>> Click through to see more of Beto O'Rourke and The Sheeps. Beto O'Rourke sings “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones onstage with his former band, The Sheeps, wearing a tight onesie and sheep mask. >>> Click through to see more of Beto O'Rourke and The Sheeps. Photo: Mother Jones/Youtube Photo: Mother Jones/Youtube Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 Beto O'Rourke sings “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones onstage with his former band, The Sheeps, wearing a tight onesie and sheep mask. >>> Click through to see more of Beto … [Read more...] about This footage of Beto O’Rourke singing The Ramones in a sheep mask and onesie will make your day