Beto O'Rourke Enters 2020 Presidential Race

Beto O’Rourke to Announce 2020 Presidential Bid

"It's just how I think, how I find the next step". "It's a big part of why I'm running".

When asked if he's concerned about anyone who's challenging him for the White House in 2020, Trump shrugged it off by promising he'll take on whoever the Democratic nominee turns out to be.

Meanwhile, O'Rourke will have to prove that he can keep up the fundraising prowess and grassroots energy that he generated in his unsuccessful Senate run against Ted Cruz.

O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who excited progressives with his close Senate loss to Republican Ted Cruz past year, became the latest entrant in the expanding 2020 group of Democratic primary candidates. He visited with students in the key swing state of Wisconsin.

President Donald Trump is welcoming Beto O'Rourke to the Democratic primary race with faint praise. Both events in the Texas city that borders Mexico drew thousands and put the two men's divergent positions on the border wall on sharp display.

O'Rourke formally confirmed that he's running for president in the 2020 election in a statement to El Paso's KTSM.

While he narrowly lost his U.S. Senate race to incumbent Republican Ted Cruz previous year, O'Rourke managed to build a nationwide following with his unconventional, optimistic style combined with a populist message that brought in nearly US$80 million in primarily small donations.

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O'Rourke, a 46-year-old former three-term United States representative from West Texas, made the announcement online.

O'Rourke, whose given name is Robert Francis, as a child acquired his nickname "Beto", a common shortening of "Roberto" for Spanish speakers.

Still missing from Democrats' path to success in Texas in 2020, lawmakers say, is a credible candidate to take on Republican Sen.

The former congressman had been testing the waters for a presidential run in unconventional ways.

That has been an issue in every campaign he has run and will undoubtedly resurface during his presidential bid.

Like progressives such as Sanders, O'Rourke premised much of his appeal in the Senate race on his refusal to accept money from political action committees and instead raised $80 million from small-dollar donors - a national record for a Senate bid.

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