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May 23, 2019

Beto O’Rourke to announce 2020 presidential campaign

March 14, 2019
Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke will announce his 2020 run on Thursday. (Kathy Willens / AP)

Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas Congressman who made a name for himself in a losing Senate bid against Ted Cruz, is set to announce his run for President.

The 46-year-old El Paso native will announce his official campaign Thursday morning, he confirmed to KTSM Wednesday.


“I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents,” he texted the station. “It’s a big part of why I’m running. This city is the best example of this country at its best.”

O’Rourke has been teasing a possible run for weeks, including in a Vanity Fair cover story published hours earlier.

“I want to be in it,” he told the magazine. “Man, I’m just born to be in it, and want to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment.”

O’Rourke will kick off his campaign with a trip to Iowa Thursday, including a meet-and-greet event in Burlington, according to CNN.

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