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Beto O’Rourke Officially Enters the 2020 Race for the White House

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Beto O’Rourke Officially Enters the 2020 Race for the White House

Beto O’Rourke Officially Enters the 2020 Race for the White House
March 19
09:30 2019

Three-term Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, best known for nearly succeeding in toppling Texas Sen. Ted Cruz last year, ended months of speculation by announcing a White House bid in a video he sent to his supporters.

“Amy and I are happy to share with you that I’m running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America,” O’Rourke said. “This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us. The challenges we face right now, the interconnected crises in our democracy and our climate, have never been greater.”

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The congressman from El Paso grabbed national attention last year, as he challenged Republican Cruz in the 2018 midterm elections. O’Rourke raked in an eye-popping $80 million during his campaign, thanks in part to his perceived uplifting message and his mastery of social media.

He quickly became a shining star in the Democratic party, his charisma and meteoric rise often likened to Barack Obama. And like Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, another darling of the party’s progressive base, O’Rourke quickly reached celebrity status, being referenced only by his first name

– “Beto.”

Beto Urged to Run

O’Rourke narrowly lost to Cruz — by just more than 200,000 votes out of more than 8 million cast. After his better-than-expected performance against the GOP incumbent, there were immediate calls by some Democrats for O’Rourke to run for president.

Two national groups urging O’Rourke to launch a campaign sprung up just weeks after the 2018 midterms. In the ensuing months, the groups held house parties and other events in the early voting primary and caucus states as they built up lists of O’Rourke supporters.

Days later, as the Democratic presidential contenders were busy building organizations and making frequent stops in the early voting states, O’Rourke tried to find clarity. So he embarked on a solo road trip across the country, posting frequent travel log dispatches on Medium, the on-line publishing platform. That Jack Kerouac-style road trip, only added to his growing appeal.

Odds Still Favor Trump

Despite an increasingly crowded field of Democrats, and recent “bad press,” online odds-makers still have President Trump as the clear favorite to win in 2020, running roughly 3-2. Before his official announcement, Beto O’Rourke, has been averaging about 6 or 7-to-1 odds to win the presidency, which does however place Beto as one of the Democratic front runners.

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  1. Olenro
    Olenro March 26, 06:05

    God forbid that asshole Beto Baby ORourke gets elected in 2020. He sounds like a real idiot!

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