WashPost: O'Rourke's Donor Roots Are GOP Businessmen

The enthusiasm generated by former three-term Rep. Beto O'Rourke may seem reminiscent of another politician who had only spent a few years in Congress before running for the White House — President Barack Obama

The enthusiasm generated by former three-term Rep. Beto O'Rourke may seem reminiscent of another politician who had only spent a few years in Congress before running for the White House — President Barack Obama

"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", O'Rourke said in the text. "I think it's important to have people that are running from different parts of the country".

When asked if he's concerned about anyone who's challenging him for the White House in 2020, Trump shrugged it off by promising he'll take on whoever the Democratic nominee turns out to be.

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.

Beto O'Rourke, who gave Ted Cruz a run for his money in his race for the U.S. Senate in 2018, announced he's entering the presidential race. He visited with students in the key swing state of Wisconsin.

'You can probably tell that I want to run, ' he says.

O'Rourke has three days of campaign events in Iowa planned and has promised to travel the country listening to would-be voters.

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When asked about O'Rourke's entrance into the presidential race this morning, President Trump referred to O'Rourke's energetic hand movements in his announcement video and asked, "Is he insane or is that just the way he acts?"

The former US representative, who lost to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas' 2018 Senate race, released a video announcing his candidacy hours before starting a three-day tour across Iowa.

Democrats are targeting six congressional seats in Texas in 2020, primarily in suburban areas where O'Rourke did well.

A month after cover star Miley Cyrus blasted President Trump as a "completely racist, sexist, hateful a**hole" in its March issue, Vanity Fair is handing the spotlight over to a man who hopes to kick him out of office: Beto O'Rourke.

And as a congressman, O'Rourke supported a $2 billion military funding increase that benefited a company controlled by another major donor- real estate developer Woody Hunt, who also co-founded and funds an El Paso nonprofit organization that has employed O'Rourke's wife since 2016. the news outlet reported.

His Senate bid generated a torrent of media attention and excited voters in a party desperate for fresh political faces.

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