Published: Fri, March 15, 2019

Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 presidential run

Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 presidential run

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

"Man, I'm just born to be in it and want to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment".

The 46-year-old Democrat confirmed to local station KTSM that he is seeking his party's nomination for the 2020 presidential race, and will make the announcement Thursday morning, the television broadcaster in O'Rourke's home town of El Paso reported.

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

His track record during six years in the US House of Representatives is thin. "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".

FiveThirtyEight reports: 'O'Rourke's national appeal to Democrats might be that he could push progressive boundaries and motivate a minority community without alienating independent white suburban voters.

His decision jolts an early election season already stuffed with contenders, adding to the mix a relentless campaigner with a small-dollar fund-raising army, the performative instincts of a former punk rocker and a pro-immigrant vision to counteract President Trump's.

They include several U.S. senators: Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, and the leader among the current candidates, liberal powerhouse Bernie Sanders.

However, his former rival Hilary Clinton has said she would not run again.

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