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PoliticsO'Rourke runs in St. Patrick's Day 5K

19:15  16 march  2019
19:15  16 march  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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O'Rourke runs in St. Patrick's Day 5K© UPI Photo Beto O'Rourke stumped in Iowa days after announcing his candidacy for president. Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) took a 3.1-mile detour from the presidential campaign trail on Saturday to run in a St. Patrick's Day 5K in Iowa.

O'Rourke, who has written blog posts about jogging, appeared to mingle with his fellow runners in videos posted to Twitter.

The 46-year-old made his first official stop as a 2020 Democratic candidate in Iowa this week, announcing his White House bid early Thursday morning.

He has been campaigning in the early primary state since his announcement.

O'Rourke rose to national prominence in the 2018 midterm cycle, where he narrowly lost his bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in deep red Texas.

The former Texas congressman faces over a dozen contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination, including big-name politicians like Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).

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