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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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Robert Francis " Beto " O ' Rourke (/ˈbɛ.toʊ oʊ.rɔːrk/; born September 26, 1972) is an American businessman and politician who represented Texas's 16th congressional district for three terms in the

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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Bernie Sanders announcing a 2020 White House bid would be released. | Democrats vying for the White House want to talk about anything right now but Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Beto O ’ Rourke says 2020 decision could be months away. The former Texas congressman pointed to the

Beto O ' Rourke reflects the volatility of a 2020 presidential primary that has flummoxed Democratic donors and activists for months. | O ’ Rourke raised more than million, in total, in his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, mostly from small donors in a race that captured national attention.

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.

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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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