Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman whose 2018 Senate bid against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) lifted his national profile, has jumped into the 2020 presidential race.
“The only way for us to live up to the promise of America is to give it our all and to give it for all of us,” he said in a video announcing his candidacy early Thursday.
The El Paso Democrat’s entrance into the race adds a rising political star to the increasingly crowded field of Democratic hopefuls. He joins the likes of Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), among others, in seeking the party’s 2020 presidential nomination.
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