Democrat Beto O’Rourke Announces 2020 White House Bid

Democrat Beto O’Rourke Announces 2020 White House Bid

America's Voice Admin
March 14, 2019

Democrat Beto O’Rourke Announces 2020 White House Bid

Beto O'Rourke, Democratic former Texas congressman, participates in a march in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 11, 2019.
Beto O'Rourke, Democratic former Texas congressman, participates in a march in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 11, 2019.

AUSTIN, TEXAS —

Former congressman Beto O’Rourke is running for president.

The 46-year-old officially announced his 2020 Democratic primary bid Thursday with an online post. After months of teasing a bid, he’s finally, formally hoping to turn buzz from a close loss in Texas’ 2018 Senate race into a White House try.

O’Rourke nearly upset Sen. Ted Cruz. Since then, his blend of Kennedy-esque looks, easygoing charisma and bipartisan optimism has helped his national political star burn brighter.

Democrats have long dreamed that a booming Hispanic population could eventually flip Texas blue and transform the electoral college, making the Republican path to the presidency all but impossible.

O’Rourke’s home-state appeal may not prove to be enough to make Texas competitive, however, as the Democrats try to deny President Donald Trump a second term.

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