Democrat rising star O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

Democrat rising star O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

Sen. Amy Klobuchar welcomed Beto O'Rourke to the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, telling CNN's Poppy Harlow in an interview that she believes more competition in the Democratic primary is good for the party and that she isn't anxious about the former congressman's fundraising prowess.

"We shared a common goal", said Ted Houghton, a local financial adviser and longtime O'Rourke donor who raised money for former GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and helped steer millions in state transportation funding to the city.

"This moment of peril produces, perhaps, the greatest moment of promise for this country", he said in an online video.

He already had planned a visit to Iowa this weekend.

The former US representative, who lost to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas' 2018 Senate race, released a video announcing his candidacy hours before starting a three-day tour across Iowa. Which current candidate has the most to fear from his run? A recent ad by the Club for Growth described O'Rourke's pushing a redevelopment scheme "to bulldoze a poor Hispanic neighborhood", the Post reported.

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"We know we're the last urban county... we know they're coming for us", said Wright.

Democrats are targeting six congressional seats in Texas in 2020, primarily in suburban areas where O'Rourke did well.

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. "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". "Yet Mr. O'Rourke also comes to the 2020 race with few notable legislative accomplishments after three terms in the House representing El Paso...." Kamala Harris, a California Democrat who is also running for president.

On the day of President Trump's State of the Union address to Congress in February, O'Rourke sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey, and said he was thinking about running for president.

"Well, I think he's got a lot of hand movement".

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