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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

Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid 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. 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.

Saint Patrick ' s Day , or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick "), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March

O ' Rourke declined to seek re-election to the House in 2018 and instead ran for U. S . Senate. He stayed in jail overnight and posted bail the following day . He was initially charged with burglary, but O ' Rourke ran his campaign without professional pollsters or consultants, and relied on volunteers

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.).

O'Rourke says 128,000 donors gave to his campaign on first day.
His average donation was significantly higher than Bernie Sanders'.

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