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O'Rourke tells Texas TV station he's running for president

14 March, 2019, 10:42 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • Beto O'Rourke is running for President in 2020

It's official. Beto O'Rourke says he's running for president.

"I'm just born to do this", O'Rourke told the magazine.

Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman thrown into the spotlight by his close-fought bid to oust Ted Cruz from the Senate, is set to enter the race to take on Donald Trump in the 2020 USA presidential election.

O'Rourke confirmed his plan to formally announce his candidacy on Thursday morning to El Paso NBC affiliate KTSM. "It's a big part of why I'm running", O'Rourke told KTSM in a text message. While O'Rourke lost his Senate bid, the race vaulted him into the national spotlight.

The confirmation comes hours after the publication of a lengthy Vanity Fair cover profile in which O'Rourke did little to hide his desire to run for the White House.

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"I want to be in it", O'Rourke said.

The article added to the building anticipation that the red state Democrat who sought a year ago to unseat GOP Sen.

The field of Democratic candidates already includes Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Julian Castro, among others.

The former Texas congressman has joined the growing list of Democrats who hope to take on Donald Trump at the next election.

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