Democratic star Beto O'Rourke confirms he's running for president

Nellie Chapman
March 17, 2019

And at a time where the Democratic Party base is growing ever more diverse and ideologically progressive, the big question for O'Rourke will be whether his message of unity can help him put together a winning coalition in a crowded Democratic field. "I think I'd be good at it".

"This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us", Beto O'Rourke said the video.

Beto O'Rourke, former Democratic congressman from the U.S. state of Texas, has announced that he will run for president in the 2020 election. Vela said he also donated $2,000 to Julian Castro when the former San Antonio mayor and U.S. Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Obama announced his candidacy. This is just one recent example in O'Rourke's career of neglecting taxpayers.

Asked in Burlington how he'd contrast himself with other presidential hopefuls, O'Rourke said that he wasn't sure but that he'd never been afraid to work with congressional Republicans. Kirsten Gillibrand said of O'Rourke on Thursday.

"As we're sure you've seen, we have another Democrat in the race today".

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He added that Mr Trump was supportive of the peace process in Ireland and that he wanted to avoid a hard border. Parliament voted later in the day to request a delay of the planned March 29 exit.


In his interview with Vanity Fair, Beto O'Rourke also said that he was "born to do this", referring to his bid to be elected as the 46 president of the United State. The three-term El Paso congressman notably received backlash for failing to clarify where he stood on issues during his unsuccessful run to unseat Republican Sen.

According to The Washington Post, Beto O'Rourke's popularity has grown after he challenged Senator Ted Cruz previous year.

But Branham said he believes O'Rourke could ultimately have another position in mind as he launches this presidential bid.

At a house party in Muscatine on Thursday night, O'Rourke spoke about institutionalized racism, the harm done to African-Americans after emancipation and the failures of the Civil Rights movement but did not come down on either side of the reparations debate.

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