Democratic Candidate: Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke

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In late 2018, speculation began that O’Rourke might run in the United States presidential election in 2020. Prior to the midterm elections, The New Republic said O’Rourke’s Senate campaign was the beginning of a bid for the presidency, despite calling it “journalistic hedging,” or a justification for the media extensively covering a candidate who was expected to lose his race.
Democratic strategist Maria Cardona said he has “name recognition, a widely successful fundraising operation, a young fresh face with a sprinkling of woke, a cool persona, a new perspective, he speaks Spanish and would be an exciting and upbeat candidate.” The possibility of an O’Rourke candidacy made some donors hesitate to commit to a candidate. On March 13, El Paso TV station KTSM-TV reported that O’Rourke had decided to run for the 2020 presidency. On March 14, O’Rourke confirmed speculation by announcing on Twitter that he was entering the presidential race.

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