Friday, 22 March, 2019

Beto O'Rourke has confirmed he's running for president

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Jeannette Daniel | 17 March, 2019, 06:56

"I don't see how we're able to meet any of the fundamental challenges that we have as a country without, in part, harnessing the power of the market".

After Cruz defeated O'Rourke, the former congressman revealed that he was mulling over running for president in 2020, despite repeatedly claiming that it was a "definitive no" regarding whether he would run or not.

Beto O'Rourke will seek the Democratic nomination to run for US president, a source close to his campaign and an El Paso TV station said Wednesday.

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.

"Perhaps most importantly of all, because our very existence depends on it, we can unleash the ingenuity and creativity of millions of Americans who want to ensure that we squarely confront the challenge of climate change before it's too late", O'Rourke said.

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O'Rourke has staked out opposition to Trump and the Republican Party on issues likeimmigrationandracial justice, although he's at times also lent ambiguous support to progressive priorities like theGreen New DealandMedicare for All.

"This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us", Beto O'Rourke said the video.

Trump took more note of O'Rourke's gyrations than his policy plans. "I do. I think I'd be good at it". "This will help John Cornyn and help the Republicans", Branham said. Kamala Harris noted that a "record number of women and people of colour" are running and added that she was looking forward to "substantive debates" with candidates including O'Rourke.

O'Rourke, 47, served three terms in Congress representing a region of West Texas along the USA border with Mexico.

The former Texas congressman said at a campaign event in Iowa Thursday that as marijuana use has increased, tobacco use has "plummeted" in the last 40 years as it has been treated as a public health issue and marketed as "not cool".

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