Beto O'Rourke joins White House race

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The former USA representative, who lost to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas' 2018 Senate race, released a video announcing his candidacy hours before starting a three-day tour across Iowa.

Donald Trump reacted to news that former Rep. There was speculation that O'Rourke, who ran for Senate past year, would try again for the Senate and challenge Sen.

Klobuchar said she does not believe O'Rourke tightens her lane - "I don't think there's lanes yet" - and dodged a question about his ability to raise money after he raised and spent $80 million in his Texas Senate race.

O'Rourke, a former punk musician who sometimes went skateboarding to blow off steam on the Texas campaign trail, may quickly achieve rockstar status if he runs.

"Well, I think he's got a lot of hand movement", Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. A recent ad by the Club for Growth described O'Rourke's pushing a redevelopment scheme "to bulldoze a poor Hispanic neighborhood", the Post reported. He hasn't demonstrated much skill in domestic or foreign policy, and as a white man, he's entering a field that has been celebrated for its diverse roster of women and people of colour. "He could be a good candidate for Kamala Harris to add to the ticket", Branham said.

O'Rourke inched closer to a run in a Vanity Fair cover story released earlier Wednesday.

O'Rourke's record in Congress has drawn criticism from some for being too moderate, but he also spoke at length on Thursday about combating climate change and supporting the Green New Deal, a sweeping environmental plan backed by liberal Democrats.

Moreover, he became a sensation during a campaign during a grassroots campaign where social media was utilized to reach out to the younger generation of voters as well as the minorities.

He is expected to immediately set out on a campaign swing through Iowa, which holds the first Democratic nominating contest in February 2020.

"This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us", O'Rourke said in a video announcing his candidacy.

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