Beto O’Rourke Is In
Beto O’Rourke announced his 2020 presidential run by sending an email to an El Paso television station.
Last year O’Rourke rose to national prominence when he ran for a Texas Senate seat. He lost the race to incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz by slightly over 200,000 votes. During the race, he received $80 million in donations from people across the country.
Part of his popularity stems from his uncommon approach to campaigning during the Senate race.
O’Rourke often livestreams his life on Facebook, visits rural areas most politicians ignore and has substantially fewer aides and staff members with presidential campaign experience than other candidates.
He managed to visit all 254 counties in Texas during his Senate campaign.