Beto O'Rourke is running for President in 2020

Beto O'Rourke is running for President in 2020

Beto O'Rourke is running for President in 2020

Ted Cruz (R-TX) in 2018 that launched his political star, and has been debating for months since about mounting a presidential run.

He appeared at the South By Southwest festival last weekend for a screening of the documentary "Running with Beto", but dodged answering whether he planned to run or when he would announce.

Former El Paso Congressman and failed senatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke has officially made the announcement: he's running for president in 2020.

O'Rourke will hold a kick-off rally for his campaign in El Paso, Texas.

Beto O'Rourke is running for President in 2020
O'Rourke confirms to El Paso TV station that he'll run for president

O'Rourke begins a three-day Iowa trip on Thursday.

O'Rourke, who captured national attention in his ultimately unsuccessful bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Corey Booker of New Jersey, among others.

He added: "I want to be in it". "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".

Mr O'Rourke, a former punk musician who sometimes went skateboarding to blow off steam on the Texas campaign trail, has been tipped to quickly achieve rockstar status with a run.

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