Beto O’Rourke was born to run ... for president.The former Texas Congressman confirmed Wednesday that he will enter the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a Fox News television affiliate based in El Paso.O'Rourke confirmed his plan to formally announce his candidacy on Thursday morning to El Paso NBC affiliate KTSM.“I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents. It’s a big part of why I’m running,” O’Rourke told KTSM in a text message.Earlier in the day, Vanity Fair magazine published a story on O’Rourke’s thinking on whether to enter the crowded Democratic field.“I’m just born to do this,” O’Rourke told the magazine.O’Rourke catapulted to national prominence during his failed bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the 2018 midterm elections. 18 PHOTOS Beto O'Rourke throughout his political career See Gallery Beto O'Rourke throughout … [Read more...] about Reports: Beto O’Rourke entering 2020 presidential race
A month after cover star Miley Cyrus blasted President Trump as a “completely racist, sexist, hateful a**hole” in its March issue, Vanity Fair is handing the spotlight over to a man who hopes to kick him out of office: Beto O’Rourke.Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo’s newsletter.Though his bid to dethrone Ted Cruz as Texas’s junior senator last November ultimately proved unsuccessful, the 46-year-old rising star is banking on his sudden popularity to help take him from El Paso to the White House.O’Rourke formally confirmed that he’s running for president in the 2020 election in a statement to El Paso’s KTSM. But it was Vanity Fair’s April cover, released just hours before his announcement, that really kickstarted the 2020 buzz.The Texan wears blue jeans in his photo shoot with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, while the … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke is running for president — and people can’t get over his Vanity Fair cover
By Jeremy Wallace Updated 6:06 am CDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 6, 2018 Texas Senatorial Candidate Congressman Beto ORourke and his wife, Amy Hoover Sanders, are pictured in front of a campaign RV outside of Nixon Elementary School in El Paso, Texas. - Beto O'Rourke, the affable former congressman who rose to political stardom last year when he nearly ousted a Republican senator in traditionally conservative Texas, announced on March 14, 2019 he was running for the 2020 presidential race. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP)PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images less (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 6, 2018 Texas Senatorial Candidate Congressman Beto ORourke and his wife, Amy Hoover Sanders, are pictured in front of a campaign RV outside of Nixon Elementary ... more Photo: PAUL RATJE, Contributor / AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about Who is Beto O’Rourke and how did he get here?
Beto O’Rourke passed through Colorado during the middle of last month on a solo five-state road trip the Democrat documented in online posts that reminded some people of Jack Kerouac and others of something else. Maybe an old-style blog, when people just rambled.“Have been stuck lately. In and out of a funk,” the former Texas congressman wrote in one of four articles he uploaded to Medium that were easy to parody, invited plenty of mocking.He lost a close race in Texas for the U.S. Senate seat held by Ted Cruz. Since then, he’s been thinking about running for president. Raised a lot of money from small donors, polls well in early surveys. Posted an Instagram video of his visit to the dentist.“Maybe if I get moving, on the road, meet people, learn about what’s going on where they live, have some adventure, go where I don’t know and I’m not known, it’ll clear my head, reset, I’ll think new thoughts, break out of the loops … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke stops in Colorado while on the road — a lonely, crowded road
By Marcy de Luna Updated 6:58 pm CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Beto O'Rourke sings “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones onstage with his former band, The Sheeps, wearing a tight onesie and sheep mask. >>> Click through to see more of Beto O'Rourke and The Sheeps. Beto O'Rourke sings “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones onstage with his former band, The Sheeps, wearing a tight onesie and sheep mask. >>> Click through to see more of Beto O'Rourke and The Sheeps. Photo: Mother Jones/Youtube Photo: Mother Jones/Youtube Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close Image 1 of 10 Beto O'Rourke sings “Blitzkrieg Bop” by the Ramones onstage with his former band, The Sheeps, wearing a tight onesie and sheep mask. >>> Click through to see more of Beto … [Read more...] about This footage of Beto O’Rourke singing The Ramones in a sheep mask and onesie will make your day