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Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke Joins 2020 Presidential Race

HeadlineMar 14, 2019

Former Texas Congressmember Beto O’Rourke announced today he’s running for president in 2020, joining a crowded field of candidates for the Democratic nomination. In November, O’Rourke drew national headlines when he nearly defeated Republican incumbent Senator Ted Cruz. Beto O’Rourke is headed to Iowa today; the state is home to the first caucus of the 2020 presidential primary season. Beto O’Rourke has not committed to support two major legislative priorities of progressive Democrats: Medicare for all and the Green New Deal.

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