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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

Beto O'Rourke jumping into 2020 presidential race

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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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Former Texas Rep. Beto O ' Rourke formally announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he'd try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid .

Beto O ’ Rourke formally announced Thursday that he’ll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he’d try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a White House bid . Until he challenged Republican Sen.

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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Jared Kushner's brother made last-minute donation to Beto O'Rourke Senate campaign.
Joshua Kushner donated $2,600 to the then-El Paso congressman, according to Open Secrets, as first reported by Axios. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); O'Rourke is now vying to challenge President Trump, Jared Kushner's boss, in the 2020 presidential election. O'Rourke launched his 2020 presidential campaign last week, just months after falling short in his effort to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

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