Beto O'Rourke will seek 2020 Democratic presidential nomination

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"Yet Mr. O'Rourke also comes to the 2020 race with few notable legislative accomplishments after three terms in the House representing El Paso...."

Beto O'Rourke, who gave Ted Cruz a run for his money in his race for the U.S. Senate in 2018, announced he's entering the presidential race. "I don't see how we're able to meet any of the fundamental challenges that we have as a country without, in part, harnessing the power of the market".

The 46-year-old Democrat confirmed to local station KTSM that he is seeking his party's nomination for the 2020 presidential race, and will make the announcement Thursday morning, the television broadcaster in O'Rourke's home town of El Paso reported. "This city is the best example of this country at its best".

Announcing his candidacy in an online video, O'Rourke, who gained a national following with his long-shot election battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz previous year, pledged to tackle "the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy and our climate".

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Those who have already announced include Senators Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, as well as Representative Tulsi Gabbard and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro.

O'Rourke revealed during the interview for the April issue that he wanted to run for president, adding that he is "just born to be in it".

But that will come with intensifying scrutiny from the media, Democratic power brokers and donors, as well as voters.

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