Beto O'Rourke Is Running For President, Ending Months Of Speculation

Beto O'Rourke Is Running For President, Ending Months Of Speculation

Democratic operatives in states with early presidential primaries, including SC and Nevada, have formed Draft Beto groups that spent months fundraising, lining up potential O'Rourke endorsements and building campaign infrastructure until their candidate was ready. He took questions about everything from his support of federal legalization of marijuana to abortion rights to the possibility of a universal basic income - all while waving his arms and gesticulating.

Even President Donald Trump had a take, telling reporters that he watched O'Rourke's announcement and was puzzled by the former congressman's constant hand and arm movements.

Although he isn't among the first wave of Democrats to jump into the race, O'Rourke enters with strong national name recognition.

Seated next to his wife, O'Rourke said, "Amy and I are happy to share with you that I'm running to serve you as the next president of the United States of America". He added: "Is he insane or is that just how he acts?"

Until he challenged Republican Sen. Ted Cruz past year, but his political ideology has been a topic of debate, with some describing him as "far-left" and others framing his campaign as "centrist". In an interview for the piece, the former congressman talked about his presidential ambitions.

Little touched upon during his hyped Senate run, but may prove a liability in the Democratic primary, is O'Rourke's mixed voting record.

"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", O'Rourke said according to the station. Beyonce, a Houston native, endorsed O'Rourke.

His decision jolts an early election season already stuffed with contenders, adding to the mix a relentless campaigner with a small-dollar fund-raising army, the performative instincts of a former punk rocker and a pro-immigrant vision to counteract President Trump's. "Man, I'm just born to be in it, and want to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment".

His statement continued: "Beto O'Rourke failed to get anything done in Congress, and with extreme policies like government-run health care and tearing down border barriers, his 2020 bid won't be successful either".

After months of speculation, O'Rourke formally announced on Thursday that he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination to challenge Trump.

"This is the final chance", the failed Senate candidate from Texas advised.

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