Beto O’Rourke tells Texas TV station he’s running for president

14 March, 2019, 08:27 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Beto O’Rourke tells Texas TV station he’s running for president

O'Rourke enters the race with the presumed ability to raise huge sums online from small donors, as he did during his Senate run.

"If I were to run, I think it's just so important that those who would comprise my team looked like this country", O'Rourke said.

Beto O'Rourke will announce on Thursday that he is running for president in 2020, according to El Paso TV station KTSM-TV.

In the article, O'Rourke did not outright say he is running, be he said things like "I want to run". O'Rourke has caused speculation to grow by holding a counter protest to President Donald Trump's border rally in El Paso last month.

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"I thought you were supposed to win before you run for president", Trump told reporters in December. "Man, I'm just born to be in it, and want to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment".

O'Rourke catapulted to national prominence during his failed bid to unseat Sen.

O'Rourke became a national star during his 2018 Senate bid previous year, despite the fact that he was defeated by incumbent Ted Cruz.

Despite O'Rourke's narrow loss, his high-profile candidacy helped Democrats retake House seats and control of the chamber.

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