Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 presidential run

Beto O’Rourke to Announce 2020 Presidential Bid

After Cruz defeated O'Rourke, the former congressman revealed that he was mulling over running for president in 2020, despite repeatedly claiming that it was a "definitive no" regarding whether he would run or not.

"We're going to make a stand to ensure that we live up to our promise, to our potential, to our objective as a country". Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen.

"He's not going to get the money he got when he ran for Senate".

O'Rourke made his first campaign stop in Keokuk, Iowa, to answer questions from some of the state's more rural population.

O'Rourke was first elected to Congress in 2012, upsetting eight-term Rep. Silvestre Reyes in the Democratic primary.

Branham said while O'Rourke is a viable candidate, he said he thinks O'Rourke will face different challenges from the Senate race with so many well-known and well-funded Democratic competitors.

"Amy and I are happy to share with you that I'm running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America", O'Rourke said in a video announcing his candidacy.

Of late, O'Rourke has tried to distance himself from some left-leaning candidates, such as Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA, whom Trump has derided as "socialists".

Last month, he appeared to attempt to separate himself further from that wing of the party when he pointedly called himself a capitalist.

O'Rourke is the 15th Democrat in the field and the second from Texas, and his opponents took notice. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. I've never seen hand movement, I watched him a little while this morning, doing, I assume some kind of a news conference.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has not announced his plans to run but he's expected to make that move in the coming weeks. "I said, 'Is he insane or is that just the way he acts?' So I've never seen hand movement".

Trump relished the face-off, dismissing the Democrat's crowd size (which was later estimated to be at least as big as Trump's), claiming that this "may be the end of his presidential bid" and that O'Rourke was simply "a young man who's got very little going for himself except a great first name".

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