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10 Actual Quotes from Vanity Fair’s Profile of Beto O’Rourke		Vanity Fair Edit BNN14 Mar 2019 10 Actual Quotes from Vanity Fair’s Profile of Beto O’Rourke Vanity Fair Edit BNN14 Mar 2019
Jeannette Daniel | 15 March, 2019, 16:12

Commenting on O'Rourke's decision to enter the race, RNC communications director Michael Ahrens said "it's telling that the Democrats' biggest star is someone whose biggest accomplishment is losing".

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

The first of the state-by-state nominating contests will be in February 2019.

Beto O'Rourke after the 2018 midterms.

O'Rourke joins a widening field of Democrats who have announced exploratory committees including Cory Booker, Jay Inslee, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, former U.S. Rep John Delaney, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Bill Weld, Marianne Williamson, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

These online observations are something to mull over while considering the many potential Democratic presidential nominees, though perhaps O'Rourke hasn't thought about it from that perspective.

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His track record during six years in the US House of Representatives is thin.

When the Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll was first run in December, O'Rourke placed third, the top choice of 11 percent.

O'Rourke, whose given name is Robert Francis, acquired his nickname while growing up in El Paso, Texas.

The trip will serve as the first test of whether O'Rourke can carry to the national political stage the pop-star appeal he showed in Texas previous year, drawing enthusiastic crowds and $80 million in campaign donations.

Greeted by cheers when he arrived early Thursday at an event in Keokuk, Iowa, O'Rourke told the crowd it was his first visit ever to their state. "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". "I've never seen so much hand movement I said, 'Is he insane or is that just the way he acts?'" Trump said during an Oval Office appearance with Ireland's prime minister.

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