Trump questions O'Rourke's sanity over his hand gestures

Beto O'Rourke

Beto O'Rourke

But that's not the case with Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who threw his hat in the ring late Wednesday.

Beto O'Rourke has announced that he is going to run for president in 2020!

Until he challenged Republican Sen. O'Rourke raised more than $80 million in his bid to oust Cruz.

"I'm all ears. There's no sense in campaigning if you already know every single answer ... that's what brought me here", he said.

Beto O'Rourke announced Thursday he is running for president, entering the 2020 race with a call for Americans to look past their differences in order to confront the challenges facing the country. But with just three terms in the House and losing his only statewide bid for office, it could lead others to question whether O'Rourke has the necessary experience for the nation's highest office.

In 2018 speculation began that Mr O'Rourke may decide to run after his campaign for the US Senate proved his worth. He joins a crowded field of more than a dozen Democrats vying for the party's nomination. John Cornyn in 2020, but he chose to seek higher office instead.

"I'm not big on labels", O'Rourke told reporters in December when asked whether he could be considered a progressive.

"That's how I feel about this", he told the magazine. I think she is a very effective campaigner. "I just truly emerged out of this by being with people".

O'Rourke's advisers have reached out to early-state Democratic officials seeking advice for potential hires and strategy. In an interview for the piece, the former congressman talked about his presidential ambitions. Statistics have shown violent crime had dropped in the city well before its wall was erected.

While running for Senate, he offered an unapologetically liberal vision, supporting Trump's impeachment, universal health care, gun control, marijuana decriminalization, steep federal subsidies for prekindergarten education and relaxed immigration policies. The clip went viral.

The nominating process will test whether O'Rourke can translate that kind of support and star power to a different kind of campaign, one in which he'll be competing against other popular Democrats, not an opponent like Republican Sen.

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