World News

Beto O'Rourke announces run for United States presidency

Beto O'Rourke announces run for United States presidency

Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas Representative formally announced his intent to run for the presidency in the U.S. 2020 elections. He lost his only tilt at the Senate to one of the most divisive Republicans in America, Ted Cruz. "You can probably tell that I want to run", he said.

The former Texas congressman began his campaign by taking his first ever trip to Iowa, the state that kicks off the presidential primary voting.

"I think that competition is good in our party", the senator from Minnesota said, telling Harlow that former President Barack Obama has been telling 2020 candidates that he believes the more the merrier in the nomination fight.

O'Rourke's campaign did not reply to The Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment. He hasn't demonstrated much skill in domestic or foreign policy, and as a white man, he's entering a field that has been celebrated for its diverse roster of women and people of colour.

Moreover, he became a sensation during a campaign during a grassroots campaign where social media was utilized to reach out to the younger generation of voters as well as the minorities.

More news: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to clash in Indian Wells semi-final

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, O'Rourke said he was "just born to be in" the presidential race. O'Rourke, however, had even bigger plans in mind.

"We shared a common goal", said Ted Houghton, a local financial adviser and longtime O'Rourke donor who raised money for former GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and helped steer millions in state transportation funding to the city.

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

In his announcement video, O'Rourke said he would run a "positive campaign that seeks to bring out the very best from every single one of us, that seeks to unite a very divided country".