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PoliticsDemocrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

12:15  14 march  2019
12:15  14 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid © The Associated Press FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, makes his concession speech at his election night party in El Paso, Texas. O'Rourke sent a text message Wednesday to El Paso TV station KTSM saying he's running for the Democratic presidential nomination. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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.

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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.

Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

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Beto O'Rourke, in NH, predicts he could take Texas in the general election.
Beto O’Rourke predicts that if he wins the Democratic presidential nomination, he’ll take his native state of Texas in the general election. The former congressman from El Paso also said he would “absolutely” support his campaign staff if they wanted to unionize. He also would consider lowering the federal voting age to 16, scrapping the Electoral College, increasing the number of justices on the Supreme Court, and eliminating the filibuster in the Senate.

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