Beto O'Rourke plans to run for president

Beto O'Rourke plans to run for president

The announcement came after Vanity Fair published a glowing profile on O'Rourke Wednesday evening in which the former Texas congressman hinted strongly at a White House bid. "In other words, this moment of peril produces, perhaps, the greatest moment of promise for this country and everyone inside of it". "We saw the power of this in Texas, where people allowed no difference, however great or however small, to stand between them and divide us". At the end of the month, on March 30, O'Rourke plans to return to El Paso to kick off his campaign. Only this country can do that, and only if we build a movement that includes all of us.

Refraining from referring to his "Beto" nickname, Cotton took O'Rourke to task for telling MSNBC last month that he would "absolutely" tear down the border wall separating his hometown from Mexico. Ted Cruz past year for the Senate to another newcomer when it comes to experience: Abraham Lincoln.

Beto O'Rourke is running for president, hoping to build on the momentum the Democrat generated in a Senate contest a year ago.

Meanwhile, Gingrich compared O'Rourke, the former representative from Texas who almost defeated Sen. But a presidential bid will be a much different test for O'Rourke, who will face serious pressure from the left for the first time in his political career.

During a speech backing Cruz, Trump called the Republican's Senate challenger a "stone cold phony named Robert Francis O'Rourke, who is sometimes referred to as Beto and pretends to be moderate", reported Deadline.




He plans to formally announce his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, according to KTSM.

O'Rourke's entry would see him join a primary field of more than a dozen Democratic candidates, many of whom are women or people of color. Cory Booker (N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). He has the potential to tap into various constituencies and, as the El Paso rally demonstrated, a willingness to take on the president.

"I think that Lincoln had only one term in the House and lost a Senate race", said Gingrich.

The former Texas congressman said at a campaign event in Iowa Thursday that as marijuana use has increased, tobacco use has "plummeted" in the last 40 years as it has been treated as a public health issue and marketed as "not cool". I think she is a very effective campaigner.

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