Beto O'Rourke is running for President in 2020

Blanche Robertson
March 14, 2019

"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", O'Rourke said in the text.

The former El Paso, Texas Congressman will make the announcement on Thursday morning, but he confirmed via text to CBS 17 sister station KTSM Wednesday afternoon that he is seeking the Democratic nomination.

In the article, O'Rourke did not outright say he is running, be he said things like "I want to run. This city is the best example of this country at its best".

Ending months of speculation over his plans, O'Rourke threw his hat into a crowded primary field vying for the party's blessing to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

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O'Rourke became a national star during his 2018 Senate bid past year, despite the fact that he was defeated by incumbent Ted Cruz.

When it became clear that O'Rourke was considering a run in 2020, Trump again mocked the Democratic phenom. Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Corey Booker of New Jersey, among others. "I think I'd be good at it". I tell O'Rourke that perhaps he's simply too normal to be president.

A former bassist in a punk band, O'Rourke's 1998 arrest for driving while intoxicated has been an issue in every campaign he has run and will undoubtedly resurface during his presidential bid.

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