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Beto O’Rourke Accuses Trump Of Attempted Russian Collusion

O'Rourke accused Trump of attempting to collude with Russia.
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O’Rourke Seeks End Of ‘Racist’ Voter ID Laws, Expanding Same-Day Registration

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Democrat Beto O’Rourke is calling for an end to what he sees as “racist voter ID laws” during his first presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire. Speaking at Keene State College on Tuesday, the former Texas congressman also called for expanding same-day voter registration, as well as federal oversight of the voting system. He says, “We have kept too many people out for too long.” Republicans have pursued voter ID laws aimed at preventing in-person voter fraud, including ...
Tags: Texas, News, New Hampshire, Rourke, KEENE N H AP, Keene State College, voter ID, Beto O'Rourke, Kate Riga, AP story


Fan creates two-acre image of Beto O'Rourke

An artist and Beto O'Rourke fan took his support for the Texas Democratic presidential candidate to a new level in creating a piece of artwork of O'Rourke's face in an Austin, Texas field. (March 19)            [Author: AP]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, BETO, Austin Texas, Rourke


Beto O'Rourke campaign: Bernie Sanders' supporters fuel misinformation about Texas Democrat's record-breaking fundraising haul

Beto O’Rourke's record-breaking fundraising haul has appeared to upset supporters of Bernie Sanders, who began spreading misinformation about how the Texas Democrat’s campaign managed to top that of the Vermont senator’s in its first 24 hours. A tweet claiming the former congressman’s 2020 campaign was part of a supposed financial kickback with the Texas Democratic Party went viral after Mr O'Rourke released his fundraising figures from his first day on the campaign trail earlier this week.
Tags: Texas, News, Vermont, BETO, Bernie Sanders, Rourke, Texas Democratic Party, O Rourke, Beto O'Rourke


Bernie Sanders hires Beto O'Rourke critic as top aide in 2020 race

Sanders’ campaign said it is bringing in David Sirota, whose work has appeared in The Guardian and Newsweek, among other outlets, as a senior adviser and speechwriter. The move could stoke tensions within the Democratic field since Sirota has previously targeted O'Rourke, the former U.S. congressman from Texas who entered the presidential race last week, and other rivals. Sirota on Twitter and in published articles has accused O’Rourke of siding with President Donald Trump and Republicans whil...
Tags: Texas, News, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Rourke, Newsweek, David Sirota, O'Rourke, Beto O Rourke, Sirota


Beto: ‘I Think There’s a Lot of Wisdom in’ Abolishing Electoral College

Beto O'Rourke endorsed fellow Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren's call for the abolition of the Electoral College during a Tuesday campaign stop in Pennsylvania.“I think there's a lot to that. Because you had an election in 2016 where the loser got 3 million more votes than the victor. It puts some states out of play altogether, they don't feel like their vote really counts,” O'Rourke told MSNBC's Garrett Haake when asked about Warren's opposition to ...
Tags: Texas, News, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Warren, Msnbc, BETO, Gallup, Rourke, Electoral College, Jackson State University, Beto O'Rourke, Kailani Koenig


Bernie Sanders Hires Fierce Biden, Beto, Harris Critic As Top Adviser

Bernie Sanders has brought an old ally back into the fold — one who has a long-running history of painting a number of Sanders’ top 2020 foes as being corporatist traitors. Sanders’ campaign announced Tuesday that he’s hired journalist David Sirota as a senior communications adviser and speechwriter. Sirota began his career in populist-liberal politics, working as Sanders’ press secretary back when he was a House member before working for a number of Democratic candidates and elected officials...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, House, Dc, Biden, Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Rourke, David Sirota


Beto O’Rourke makes big impression in Pennsylvania visit

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke is making a big impression in Pennsylvania, a late-voting state that may yet play a role in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary contest. O’Rourke spoke Tuesday for 50 minutes to a crowd of hundreds in a Penn State auditorium, promising a grassroots campaign and […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Nation, Pennsylvania, Penn State, Rourke, STATE COLLEGE Pa, Beto O'Rourke


Beto Doubles Down on Support for Third-Trimester Abortions

Beto O'Rourke confirmed his support for unrestricted access to abortion regardless of gestational age during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, one day after refusing to answer directly when asked about the morality of third-trimester abortion.“I just want to make sure that I had clarity: Yesterday when you were asked about abortion, you said it's a woman's right to choose, correct? Does that include up into the third trimester?” asked the Washington Examiner's Salena Zi...
Tags: News, Congress, Pennsylvania, Cleveland, Rourke, CLEVELAND Ohio, Washington Examiner, Penn State University, O'Rourke, Salena Zito, Beto O Rourke, Ted Cruz R Texas O Rourke


What the RNC's St. Patrick's Day tweet about O'Rourke says about our politics

On Sunday, in "celebration" of St. Patrick's Day, the Republican National Committee tweeted out this:
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O’Rourke visits Michigan a year before primary

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke campaigns in Michigan a year before the state’s primary. (March 18)            [Author: AP]
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Democrat O'Rourke presidential bid draws $6.1 million in first 24 hours

Beto O'Rourke raised more than $6.1 million within 24 hours of announcing his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, his campaign said on Monday, highlighting his fundraising prowess in a crowded field. The former three-term Texas congressman's haul put him at the top of a Democratic pack of more than a dozen candidates so far including Bernie Sanders, the independent U.S. senator who sought the party's nomination in 2016. Sanders raised $5.9 million in the first 24 hours o...
Tags: Texas, News, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Rourke, Beto O Rourke


Beto Campaign Raises $6.1 Million on First Day, Beating Dem. Rivals

Former Texas representative Beto O’Rourke's brand new presidential campaign said Monday that it pulled in a hefty $6.1 million during its first 24 hours, besting the first-day totals for every other Democratic presidential candidate."In just 24 hours, Americans across this country came together to prove that it is possible to run a true grassroots campaign for president — a campaign by all of us, for all of us, that answers not to the PACs, corporations, and special interests but to the peop...
Tags: Texas, News, House, Ted Cruz, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Rourke, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, El Paso Democrat


True O’Rourke-mentum?

I don’t know how many of you saw it. But over the weekend Beto O’Rourke got asked about his first day fundraising haul and said something to effect that he declined to give exact numbers. That certainly made it sound like he’d come up significantly short. Hard to see how this wasn’t a clever way to lower expectations ahead of today’s eye-popping announcement. He raised more than any other Democratic presidential candidate on their first day, which is certainly impressive. O’Rourke was ahead Sa...
Tags: Texas, News, Ted Cruz, BETO, Sanders, Josh Marshall, Rourke, Beto O Rourke, Editor’s Blog


Beto O'Rourke Says He Raised More Than $6 Million Online in 24 Hours

The highest 24-hour number reported by any candidate
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"Beto O'Rourke raised massive $6.1 million his first day in the 2020 race..."

According to his campaign, CNN reports.That tops the $5.9 million one-day total Sen. Bernie Sanders announced after he launched his campaign. The closest other 2020 Democratic candidate to publicize their first-day fundraising total was California Sen. Kamala Harris at $1.5 million....[O'Rourke's] refusal to release first-day fundraising totals over the weekend had raised doubts that O'Rourke had met fundraising expectations around his campaign launch. He remained coy about his fundraising for d...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Biden, Campaign Finance, BETO, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Bernie, Rourke, Washington Iowa, Joe Run, Ann Althouse, Beto O'Rourke, 2020 Campaign, Run Joe, California Sen Kamala Harris


Beto O'Rourke raises $6 million in first 24 hours of campaign as Republicans crank up attacks

Word travels fast through the corn fields of Iowa - and the word among Democrats is that Beto O’Rourke could be the real thing. After launching his White House bid last week the Texan, light on policy but long on charm, has beguiled and dazzled voters at cafes, bars, and other small venues across the state, which is the first to vote in the 2020 primaries. "He's Obamaish," said Jenny Turner, 38, a Republican voter who stopped in at an O'Rourke event to see what all the fuss was about. "I...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, White House, US, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Winston Churchill, Biden, Donald Trump, Kennedy, Brexit, Trump, El Paso


O’Rourke Raises $6.1M In First 24 Hours Of Campaign, Surpassing Other Candidates

Beto O’Rourke’s campaign is reporting that the former congressman raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his bid, surpassing the haul brought in by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the same window, who previously held the financial record. Per CNN, the campaign said that the contributions came from every state and territory. Other known notable early fundraisers include Sanders of course, with his $5.9 million in the first 24 hours, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) with $1.5 mil...
Tags: News, Cnn, Sanders, Sen Bernie Sanders, Rourke, Sen Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, Kate Riga, Campaign Fundraising, 2020 Democratic Primary


Beto O’Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O’Rourke’s Democratic presidential campaign says he raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid last week. O’Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted Monday the “record-breaking” $6.1 million came “without a dime” from political action committees, corporations or special interests. The $6.1 million […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, Chris Evans, Rourke, Beto O'Rourke


It turns out Beto O’Rourke stole phone service, pirated software as a kid (ars technica)

Enlarge / WATERLOO, IOWA - MARCH 16: Democratic presidential candidate and former Cult of the Dead Cow member Beto O'Rourke greets voters during a canvassing kickoff event with state senate candidate Eric Giddens March 16, 2019, in Waterloo, Iowa. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman and Senate candidate and recently declared Democratic candidate for president in 2020, has been outed as a former member of what has been described as America's ol...
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GOP uses Beto O'Rourke's 1998 mug shot in St. Paddy's Day Twitter attack

On Twitter, the GOP plopped a cartoonish leprechaun hat atop O’Rourke’s mug shot from his 1998 arrest for drunken driving.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Gop, Usa Today, BETO, Rourke, St Paddy


GOP Posts ‘Irishman’ O’Rourke’s Mug Shot On St. Paddy’s: ‘Please Drink Responsibly’

Former Texas congressman and current Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke was arrested for driving while intoxicated in 1998. On this St. Paddy's Day, a special message from noted Irishman Robert Francis O'Rourke. pic.twitter.com/JRjMEXhZRY — GOP (@GOP) March 17, 2019 [Author: Matt Shuham]
Tags: Texas, News, Gop, Rourke, St Paddy, Livewire, Matt Shuham, Beto O'Rourke, Robert Francis O Rourke


RNC links ‘noted Irishman’ Beto O’Rourke’s heritage to 1998 DWI arrest

The Republican National Committee on Sunday sent out a tweet linking Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s Irish heritage to his 1998 drunken-driving arrest, in an attack that a scholar said raises questions about the party’s “use of stereotypes to wound potential opponents.” Republicans have previously sought to focus attention on O’Rourke’s DWI arrest, but […]
Tags: News, Republican National Committee, Rnc, Rourke, Nation & World, Beto O'Rourke


O'Rourke candidacy asks: Can a moderate white male win the 2020 Democratic primary?

Outside, some waited in the cold, hoping to catch a glimpse of him.  By that measure, his tour across eastern Iowa last week was largely a success. O'Rourke, a former three-term U.S. congressman from Texas, became a celebrity last year when his longshot bid to unseat U.S. Senator Ted Cruz drew national attention and a torrent of money. O'Rourke, 46, is a wealthy, white man from a conservative-leaning state who is more moderate on several key issues than many of his competitors.
Tags: Texas, News, Ted Cruz, Iowa, Rourke


State of the Cartoonion: O'Rourke says he's born to run

In this week's State of the Cartoonion, Jake Tapper imagines Beto O'Rourke's claim that he was born to run for president quite literally.
Tags: News, Stories, Rourke, Beto O Rourke, Cartoonion Jake Tapper


The Latest: O'Rourke sticks with coffee on St. Patrick's Day

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic race for president (all times local):
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Analysis: The capitalist economy he calls 'racist' has treated O'Rourke very well

Democrats are preaching about inequality in 2020 from a pulpit of privilege.
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Beto O'Rourke acts like our political savior, but no one is 'born to run' for president

Beto O'Rourke enters the presidential race with an interview suggesting he is 'born to be in it.' Is this about public service or personal destiny?            [Author: Las Cruces Sun-News]
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O'Rourke caught off guard by question over possible VP pick

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said that he would likely choose a female running mate if he wins the presidential nomination for the 2020 election.
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