• September 19, 2020

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Analysis: Beto O’Rourke’s out, but he still casts a shadow

Ignore Beto O’Rourke’s misbegotten presidential campaign for a moment, and give the El Paso Democrat his due: He is the reason Texas Democrats are hopeful and Texas Republicans are worried. Don’t take this as any kind of endorsement, either — it’s just recognition of the jolt his surprising finish in the 2018 U.S. Senate election had […]Read More

With financial challenges and frustrating polls, Beto O’Rourke’s campaign reaches

DES MOINES — Hours before Beto O’Rourke quit the presidential race Friday evening, his supporters were taking part in the boisterous “sign wars” here outside the Wells Fargo Arena ahead of the season’s biggest Democratic gathering. In New Hampshire, his campaign was building out an upcoming trip, announcing he would participate in the famed “Politics […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke releases 10 years of tax returns

Former congressman Beto O’Rourke released 10 years’ worth of tax returns Monday night, becoming the latest 2020 presidential contender to reveal information about his personal finances. The Democratic candidate’s disclosure came shortly after Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is also running for president, released his tax returns dating back to 2009. The returns show that O’Rourke and […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke raises $6.1 million in first 24 hours –

Beto O’Rourke raised $6.1 million for his presidential campaign in his first 24 hours as a candidate, beating every other 2020 Democrat who has disclosed first-day figures, according to his campaign. The haul surpasses that of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who raised $5.9 million in the 24 hours after his campaign launch. O’Rourke’s campaign said […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke running for president

After months of intense speculation, Beto O’Rourke is entering the presidential race Thursday, marking an extraordinary rise from little-known El Paso congressman a few years ago to potentially formidable White House contender. “Amy and I are happy to share with you that I’m running to serve you as the next president of the United States […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke plans Iowa trip as 2020 announcement nears

Beto O’Rourke, on the verge of a presidential campaign, is heading to Iowa. The former El Paso congressman is set to visit the crucial early voting state this weekend to campaign for Eric Giddens, the Democratic candidate in a special election for an Iowa Senate seat. O’Rourke will visit Waterloo on Saturday to kick off […]Read More

Presidential campaign would test Beto O’Rourke’s elusive political identity

Over the last year, Beto O’Rourke gained a national following for his unorthodox campaign against U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. From his ubiquitous livestreams of jampacked campaign events to that viral video of him defending NFL players’ right to protest, the campaign was the latest expression of a political brand he had built up in El Paso, eschewing political labels and […]Read More

Beto O’Rourke is days away from a 2020 decision. Here

Beto O’Rourke is days away from making a big decision about his political future. If he wants to capitalize on the political superstardom he accumulated after barely losing to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in last year’s midterms, two obvious paths lie before him: He could run for president or pursue another Senate bid, this time against John Cornyn. The […]Read More