Beto Announces 2020 Run

Beto O’Rourke to Announce 2020 Presidential Bid

Beto O’Rourke to run for President in 2020 - ‘I’m born to do it’

Beto O'Rourke announced he is running for president, making it official with an online video released Thursday morning.

O'Rourke went through a list of Democratic priorities, including health care, climate change, family separation and criminal justice reform, gesturing or chopping with his hands to emphasize each point.

O'Rourke is expected to immediately set out on a campaign swing through Iowa, which holds the first Democratic nominating contest in February 2020.

Beto O'Rourke followed his announcement by launching a three-day visit to Iowa.

The former USA representative, who lost to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas' 2018 Senate race, released a video announcing his candidacy hours before starting a three-day tour across Iowa.

The American and global media jump up every time he makes a move and, unlike fellow Democratic candidates with far more experience, he was granted a cover interview with Vanity Fair and is... "Skeptics question whether O'Rourke's political transcendentalism can sustain the meat grinder of a national election".

"We know we're the last urban county... we know they're coming for us", said Wright.

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O'Rourke constantly avoided answering how he would handle migrant caravans that was heading toward the U.S. -Mexico border, despite immigration and border security overwhelmingly being the top issues for voters in Texas. The decision will put O'Rourke among the second-tier of candidates; he's polling in sixth, wedged between Sens.

"I think that John Cornyn is happy no one of Beto's status is going to run against him". "I don't see how we're able to meet any of the fundamental challenges that we have as a country without, in part, harnessing the power of the market".

"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", he wrote.

"He may not just be running for president, he may be running for vice president".

But O'Rourke is far from a front-runner just yet - with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Vice President Joe Biden, who is considering a White House bid, leading polls.

His Senate bid generated a torrent of media attention and excited voters in a party desperate for fresh political faces.

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