Beto O’Rourke announces bid for president

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Following months of speculation, O'Rourke announced that he would be seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2020 and opted for his campaign slogan to be "Beto for America", which boldly appears on his newly-minted campaign website.

O'Rourke, who kicked off his campaign in Iowa on Thursday, will look to distinguish himself with a message of national unity and change while several other candidates in a crowded Democratic field of progressives have made major policy proposals.

O'Rourke has three days of campaign events in Iowa planned and has promised to travel the country listening to would-be voters.

O'Rourke is holding a Texas kickoff of his presidential campaign March 30 in El Paso. "I think there's going to be people that. have their own money".

Klobuchar was not the only 2020 candidate to welcome O'Rourke on Thursday.


Robert is O'Rourke's legal first name.

Mirroring his unsuccessful campaign model, O'Rourke embarked on a solo road trip in January to meet voters, where he had been chronicling the trip on social media and raising some eyebrows with freakish antics such as a Instagram live stream from his dental hygienist's chair. If she chooses not to run or loses in the Senate or Democratic primary elections, AP reported Abrams could also be considered as a vice presidential running mate.

O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who excited progressives with his close Senate loss to Republican Ted Cruz previous year, became the latest entrant in the expanding 2020 group of Democratic primary candidates. "Do I see something that I uniquely can provide, for what the country needs right now?"

"I raised it with - 'Some people who I really respect have asked me to think about running for president, '" O'Rourke said in a Vanity Fair interview published on Wednesday.

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