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
Potential Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke livestreamed himself at the dentist. He’s known for connecting to voters by streaming mundane moments of his life. This time, though, he may have gone too far. In his latest move to communicate and connect with the American people, Democratic darling Beto O’Rourke livestreamed himself at the dentist. The former Texas congressman and senate candidate has been tipped as a hot contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, even though he hasn’t announced whether he’ll run. He’s risen to fame in part because of his unflagging effort to visit all 254 counties in Texas and neverending communication on social media. In particular, he’s livestreamed mundane moments of his life on Instagram, like himself cutting steak,eating guacamole while driving, and now going to the dentist. In videos posted to Instagram stories Thursday, O’Rourke asked his El Paso-based dental … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke is livestreaming himself at the dentist and people have had enough
Beto O’Rourke is leaning toward running for president, according to four people who have spoken with him or his advisers in recent days. But for a presidential contender, his radio silence is becoming increasingly awkward.Story Continued Below In Iowa and New Hampshire — where Democrats are accustomed to being courted aggressively by presidential contenders — calls from Democratic Party organizers to O’Rourke’s advisers go unreturned. And a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday that O’Rourke won’t make any decision before February and is preparing for a solo road trip — but avoiding early nominating states — bewildered even his supporters. “I have no idea what that is, what that means, what the strategy is,” said Tyler Jones, a Democratic strategist in South Carolina working on a campaign to draft O’Rourke into the presidential race. “Beto’s always done things more unconventionally than other … [Read more...] about ‘Not a whole lot of red lights’: Beto O’Rourke leaning toward 2020 run