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
James Henson, University of Texas at Austin Updated 1:01 pm CDT, Friday, October 5, 2018 PHOTOS: See where Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke stand on issues affecting Texans PHOTOS: See where Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke stand on issues affecting Texans Photo: Nathan Hunsinger, TNS Trump's border wall Cruz: Supports Trump's border wall and floated the idea of having the wall paid for by assets seized from "El Chapo." O'Rourke: Believes the border is safe enough without the wall, and calls for ending "militarization of our immigration enforcement system.” less Trump's border wall Cruz: Supports Trump's border wall and floated the idea of having the wall paid for by assets seized from "El Chapo." O'Rourke: Believes the border is safe enough without the wall, ... more Photo: John Moore / Getty Images Deferred Action for Childhood … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke won’t beat Ted Cruz in Texas – here’s why
Morales' campaign and his white truck captured national attention."That guy really did blaze the trail," O'Rourke said. "He really showed that this is possible." Morales, who said he's become cynical about politics, said O'Rourke is the real deal."I told him my little truck is still running," he said. "I'm going to put a Beto sticker on the side."Many people in the crowd had not heard of Morales, who made another run for Senate in 2002 but lost in a Democratic runoff to the former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, who then lost the general election to Republican John Cornyn.But the crowd knew O'Rourke, who thrilled them as the beer and libations flowed.O'Rourke urged supporters to join his movement, saying that Texas could lead the nation in providing health care, taking care of veterans, supporting teachers and public education, curbing gun violence and "rewriting immigration laws in our own image.""This will either be the year that we lost it forever, or more likely, this will be the … [Read more...] about Does Beto O’Rourke believe in miracles? When it comes to his uphill race against Sen. Ted Cruz, he does