Beto O’Rourke Announces 2020 Presidential Bid

Former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke announces he will run for president in the upcoming 2020 election.

O’Rourke announced his decision via video post on Thursday saying he “seeks to unite a divided country” through his journey to the presidency.

He went on to clarify he hopes to travel the U.S. in hopes of resonating with those he wishes to serve.

O’Rourke is best known for losing his Senate bid to incumbent Senator Ted Cruz during the 2018 midterm election cycle.

President Trump has slammed O’Rourke when rumors circulated about a possible presidential bid calling him a “flake” and “lightweight.”

O’Rourke is scheduled to be in Iowa for a series of political events on Thursday.

An event will be held in El Paso on March 30 to officially kick off his campaign.

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