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

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

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

Former El Paso Congressman and failed senatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke has officially made the announcement: he's running for president in 2020. Ted Cruz back in November.

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 Democrats believe O'Rourke could have far wider appeal on a national stage than in his home state.

When it became clear that O'Rourke was considering a run in 2020, Trump again mocked the Democratic phenom.

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

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O'Rourke, 47, served three terms in Congress representing a region of West Texas along the US border with Mexico. Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Corey Booker of New Jersey, among others.

He wrote: "I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents".

"I thought you were supposed to win before you run for president", Trump told reporters in December.

In the article, O'Rourke did not outright say he is running, be he said things like "I want to run".

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