Beto O'Rourke officially announces run for president

Posted on AllSides March 14th, 2019
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Election 2020

Beto O'Rourke announced his candidacy for president on Thursday morning, ending months of speculation that began after the Democrat narrowly lost a Senate seat in reliably red Texas.

O'Rourke, 46, who was a little known congressman from El Paso when President Donald Trump was elected, joins the crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination, which already has more than a dozen other announced candidates.

O'Rourke,in an exclusive interview with the El Paso Times before his official announcement, made the case for his presidential campaign — one born from Trump's...

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