Beto O'Rourke launches 2020 bid for president, Texas TV station confirms

Beto O'Rourke launches 2020 bid for president, Texas TV station confirms

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 46-year-old former three-term USA representative will make his announcement via video on social media on Thursday, a source said.

According to the latest edition of Vanity Fair, Mr O'Rourke said: "You can probably tell that I want to run. I do".

"I want to be in it. man, I'm just born to be in it", he is quoted as saying on the cover, which was shot by famed photographer Annie Liebovitz.

It's official. Beto O'Rourke says he's running for president. "This city is the best example of this country at its best".

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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 a year ago, drawing enthusiastic crowds and $80 million in campaign donations.

Beyond a previously announced event in Waterloo, Iowa on Saturday, O'Rourke is expected to visit other towns in eastern Iowa, traditionally a Democratic stronghold, Politico said.

Democrat Beto O'Rourke has announced he is running for United States president, joining a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge Donald Trump in 2020.

O'Rourke ran a surprisingly competitive campaign against Sen.

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