Beto Announced His 2020 Plans In A Sly Way

Cheryl Sanders
March 14, 2019

Confirming his run to Texan TV outlet KTSM, Mr O'Rourke said: "I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents". Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in 2018, will announce his candidacy on Thursday, KSTM-TV reported.

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

Although he ultimately fell short, O'Rourke outperformed expectations for any Democrat in the deeply conservative state of Texas, falling less than three percentage points behind Cruz, the Republican incumbent.

Many on both sides of the aisle have wondered whether or not Beto would run, especially after his loss to Sen.

Despite his defeat, O'Rourke swiftly emerged as a top Democratic presidential contender, drawing comparisons to Barack Obama for his charisma and hopeful message.

Of late, O'Rourke has tried to distance himself from some left-leaning candidates, such as Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA, whom Trump has derided as "socialists".

'You can probably tell that I want to run, ' he says.

"I'm a capitalist", O'Rourke told reporters last month.

Meanwhile, a source tied to O'Rourke's campaign confirmed to Reuters that the ex-congressman would be running.

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