Beto O'Rourke has just released a major announcement. He will be running for President of the United States in the upcoming election in 2020.
“At this moment of truth — at this moment where we could make or break our democracy, where we will decide the fate of generations to come on this planet — we must all ask what each of us can give to this country and to the people who will inherit the consequences of our choices,” he said in an email to supporters.
Beto took to social media to break the news. He shared a passionate message with all of his supporters.
"O’Rourke came close to defeating Ted Cruz in last year’s Senate race. O’Rourke was a relatively low-key congressman from an El Paso-area district, but his Senate campaign gained traction for its ability to raise huge sums from the grassroots and the candidate’s charisma, which included extensive, verite-like use of Facebook Live," reported Variety.
Watch the video below to see Beto's announcement video:
Beto has a much smaller backing at this time than some of his current competitors. However, he has experience at overcoming the odds. His small campaign for the U.S. Senate in Texas quickly snowballed into a massive movement that almost unseated Senator Ted Cruz.
He said that he would not be taking money from lobbyists, PACs or corporations. “We will fund this effort without help from any special interests so that we can be sure our democracy is once again powered by people, and only people,” he said.
Numerous celebrities have already backed Beto. It will be interesting to see if they now stand behind him as he tries to enter the Oval Office.
"He also drew heavy interest from showbiz figures during the race and endorsements from figures such as Willie Nelson and Beyoncé, as well as Ellen DeGeneres, who invited him on her show," wrote Variety.
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