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Beto O’Rourke Announces Presidential Bid

Beto O'Rourke at a rally in Austin. Wikimedia Commons.

Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who garnered national attention and excitement during his unsuccessful bid to unseat Seanator Ted Cruz, has announced that he will run for president in 2020, the AP reports.

O’Rourke shattered fundraising records in his narrow loss, coming within three percentage points of unseating Cruz.

O’Rourke represented the border area around El Paso in Congress, and spoke out against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, including the proposed border wall.

O’Rourke joins a broad field of Democratic candidates vying for the nomination and opportunity to take on Trump in the general election.