Beto O'Rourke Enters 2020 Presidential Race

The enthusiasm generated by former three-term Rep. Beto O'Rourke may seem reminiscent of another politician who had only spent a few years in Congress before running for the White House — President Barack Obama

US Democrat Beto O'Rourke has said that he is running for president in 2020.

The website opens with O'Rourke's campaign slogan, "Beto For America", and features three tabs: one to buy merchandise, one to apply for a job on the campaign and a third to donate money. "Still, there's a lot in O'Rourke's record we're wary of, most notably his comment during a Senate debate a year ago that it's a false choice between fossil fuels and renewable energy".

Beto O'Rourke after the 2018 midterms.

In a video released in the early hours of Thursday morning, with his wife Amy by his side, O'Rourke announced, "This is a defining moment of truth for this country", adding what appears will be the focus of his campaign, "the interconnected crisis in our economy, our democracy, and our climate have never been greater".

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.

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His track record during six years in the US House of Representatives is thin. O'Rourke accused Trump of stoking "false fear" about immigrants.

The nominating process will test whether O'Rourke can translate that kind of support and star power to a different kind of campaign, one in which he'll be competing against other popular Democrats, not an opponent like Republican Sen.

While offering few specifics about his vision for the nation, O'Rourke told Vanity Fair, "I want to be in it".

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office Thursday, Trump says of the Texas congressman: "Well, I think he's got a lot of hand movement".

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.

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