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Beto O'Rourke Announces His Run For President In 2020

Beto O'Rourke Announces His Run For President In 2020

Party liberals have zeroed in on O'Rourke's refusal while in the U.S. House of Representatives to co-sponsor legislation providing "Medicare-for-all" and free college tuition, although during his Senate campaign O'Rourke promoted the idea of universal healthcare.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Thursday called for ending the "federal prohibition on marijuana" because of the way United States drug laws disproportionately put minorities in prison.

Confirming his run to Texan TV outlet KTSM, Mr O'Rourke said: "I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents".

While Biden is favored for a presidential run, Associated Press reported that Abrams is in the midst of deciding whether to challenge Republican Sen. He took a solo road trip through the Southwest earlier this year, documenting his travels in a series of Medium posts reminiscent of Jack Kerouac.

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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.

O'Rourke said he will hold a kick-off rally for his campaign on March 30 in El Paso, Texas.

O'Rourke went through a list of Democratic priorities, including health care, climate change, family separation and criminal justice reform, gesturing or chopping with his hands to emphasize each point. "We are going to show the country who we are". O'Rourke accused Trump of stoking "false fear" about immigrants. After the president attacked NFL players for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality, O'Rourke responded at a town hall that he "can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee, for your rights, any time, anywhere, in any place".

O'Rourke, whose given name is Robert Francis, acquired his nickname while growing up in El Paso, Texas. He's an El Paso native whose father was also involved in local Democratic politics.

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