Beto O'Rourke launched a run on Thursday for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, hoping his message and the fame gained from his unsuccessful election challenge against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in Texas previous year set him apart from a diverse field.
Donald Trump's first reaction to Beto O'Rourke's 2020 campaign launch on Thursday had nothing to do with what the former Texas congressman said - because the president didn't hear a word of it.
Thursday morning's announcement will leave former Vice President Joe Biden as the last big name yet to make a decision about the 2020 campaign.
O'Rourke heads to Iowa amid some signs his popularity there has waned in the past several weeks, as he has publicly deliberated about a run while more than a dozen Democrats leapt into the race.
The first of the state-by-state nominating contests will be in February 2019.
He wrote: "I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents".
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He looked great with the Jets in preseason past year and the Saints were willing to give up a third-round pick for Bridgewater. According to multiple reports, the Dolphins attempted to land Tyrod Taylor before he signed with the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Iowa trip will be the first test of whether O'Rourke can convert the enthusiasm he built in Texas to the national stage. Asked two hours later in the Oval Office for a verdict on O'Rourke, Trump's response was muted: 'Well I think he's got a lot of hand movement.
His initial challenge in the Democratic presidential race will be to distinguish himself from candidates sharing his positions on key progressive issues, such as universal health care and refusing donations from corporate political action committees.
King began by asking O'Rourke if he still feels Trump should be impeached.
"I'm a capitalist", O'Rourke told reporters last month.
"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", O'Rourke said in a video announcing his candidacy.