Beto Announced His 2020 Plans In A Sly Way

Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke greets employees at the Beancounter Coffeehouse & Drinkery in Burlington Iowa on Thursday

Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke greets employees at the Beancounter Coffeehouse & Drinkery in Burlington Iowa on Thursday

He calls the 2020 presidential election "the fight of our lives as Americans, and as humans, I'd argue" in the article, adding that he wants "to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment".

"You can probably tell that I want to run", O'Rourke stated.

The article added to the building anticipation that the red state Democrat who sought a year ago to unseat GOP Sen. Ted Cruz back in November.

O'Rourke catapulted to national prominence during his failed bid to unseat Sen.

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Numerous candidates have put themselves forward to lead the Democratic push to regain the White House.

If he actually runs, O'Rourke will likely face a crowded Democratic primary field.

In 2018 speculation began that Mr O'Rourke may decide to run after his campaign for the US Senate proved his worth. The former lawmaker said overrepresentation of white men in government was a problem and vowed to have a campaign and an eventual administration that reflected the nation's diversity. "It's a big part of why I'm running", O'Rourke told KTSM in a text message.

"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", O'Rourke said in the text. "It's the only way I know to meet that challenge". "I do. I think I'd be good at it". And I think that's a very legitimate basis upon which to make a decision.

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