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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 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


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 […]
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Klobuchar, other 2020 Dems take off gloves quickly in taking aim at O'Rourke

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar drew the sharpest such contrast on Sunday, saying "I wasn't born to run. But I am running" while acknowledging, "Oh, that's the Beto line."
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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...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, News, Cdc, Senate, America, Reuters, Rourke, Waterloo Iowa, Joseph Menn, Sean Gallagher, CompuServe, Beto O'Rourke, Eric Giddens, Menn, Maximum Rock Roll


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

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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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O'Rourke: Being white male doesn't put me at disadvantage

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said Saturday that being a white man in a 2020 Democratic field that's so deeply diverse won't be a hindrance because his gender and race have given him inherent advantages for years.
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Beto O'Rourke runs 5K to start longer race for US Democratic nod

With a smooth stride and relaxed posture, Beto O'Rourke was literally running for US president on Saturday. The race in the Iowa City suburb of North Liberty allowed O'Rourke, an athletic-looking 46 years old, to project an image of youthful vigor -- in unspoken contrast to some of his much older political rivals. O'Rourke announced on Thursday that he would seek the nation's highest office, and his presence in Iowa was no accident: It is one of the earliest, and thus most important, states to...
Tags: News, US, Iowa, Rourke, Iowa City, Beto O Rourke


Beto O'Rourke was part of hacking group as a teen where he wrote story about running over children

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke acknowledged he was a part of a hacking group while he was campaigning in Iowa Friday, but did not say whether he regrets his involvement.
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Beto O'Rourke's Secret Membership in America's Oldest Hacking Group (slashdot)

One thing you might not know about Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who just entered the race for president is that while a teenager, O'Rourke acknowledged in an exclusive interview to Reuters, he belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history. From the report: The hugely influential Cult of the Dead Cow, jokingly named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, is notorious for releasing tools that allowed ordinary people to hack computers running Microsoft's Windows....
Tags: Texas, News, Microsoft, Cdc, America, Reuters, Rourke, Slashdot, Msmash, Beto O Rourke, O Rourke


"Beto O'Rourke said Friday night that he had been wrong for joking... that his wife has been raising their three children 'sometimes with my help.'"

CNN reports."Not only will I not say that again, but I'll be more thoughtful going forward in the way that I talk about our marriage, and also the way in which I acknowledge the truth of the criticism that I have enjoyed white privilege," he said...."So yes, I think the criticism is right on. My ham-handed attempt to try to highlight the fact that Amy has the lion's share of the burden in our family -- that she actually works but is the primary parent in our family, especially when I served in C...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Congress, Fiction, Cnn, Teenagers, Apologies, Amy, Rourke, Aren, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Beto O'Rourke, Beto Don


The Latest: O'Rourke sorry for teen writing, wife comment

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke (all times local):
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Welcome. You're now in a timeline in which US presidential hopeful Beto was a member of a legendary hacker crew

From O'Dork to O'Rourke: Dem golden boy's past as BBS-dwelling l33t teen revealed Newly minted US presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he was a member of Cult of the Dead Cow, one of the most legendary hacking groups in cyber-history.…
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Beto O'Dork: White House hopeful O'Rourke was a member of America's top hacking crew Cult of Dead Cow

Revealed: Dem golden boy's past as BBS-dwelling l33t teen Newly minted US presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke says he was a member of Cult of the Dead Cow, one of the most legendary hacking groups in cyber-history.…
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For Latinos, 'Beto' O'Rourke is just another privileged white guy trying to manipulate them

O'Rourke hasn't earned the familiarity he allegedly has with Latinos. He should know that life in America's largest racial minority isn't all fiestas.            [Author: Opinion columnist]
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Beto O'Rourke was part of hacking group as a teen where he wrote story about running over children

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke acknowledged he was a part of a hacking group while he was campaigning in Iowa Friday, but did not say whether he regrets his involvement.            [Author: Des Moines Register]
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Beto O'Rourke was in the Cult of the Dead Cow and his t-files are still online

Investigative tech journalist Joseph Menn's (previously) next book is a history of the Cult of the Dead Cow (previously) the legendary hacker/prankster group that is considered to be "America's oldest hacking group." In a characteristically excellent Reuters story excerpted from the book, Menn reveals for the first time that Democratic presidential nomination hopeful Beto O'Rourke was an early member of the cDc under the handle "Psychedelic Warlord," having run a cDc BBS, contributed weird ...
Tags: Security, Post, Copyfight, Texas, News, Congress, America, Democrats, Hackers, Silicon Valley, El Paso, Reuters, Sen Ted Cruz, Rourke, Joseph Menn, Joseph Menn Reuters


Beto O’Rourke could be the first hacker president

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has revealed he was a member of a notorious decades-old hacking group. The former congressman was a member of the Texas-based hacker group, the Cult of the Dead Cow, known for inspiring early hacktivism in the internet age and building exploits and hacks for Microsoft Windows. The group used the internet as a platform in the 1990s to protest real-world events, often to promote human rights and denouncing censorship. Among its many releases, the Cul...
Tags: Security, Startups, Texas, Microsoft, Government, White House, Articles, United States, Hacking, President, Computing, Hacker, Hacktivism, El Paso, Reuters, Rourke


Beto O'Rourke's Secret Membership in America's Oldest Hacking Group

One thing you might not know about Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who just entered the race for president is that while a teenager, O'Rourke acknowledged in an exclusive interview to Reuters, he belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history. From the report: The hugely influential Cult of the Dead Cow, jokingly named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, is notorious for releasing tools that allowed ordinary people to hack computers running Microsoft's Windows....
Tags: Texas, Microsoft, Cdc, America, Tech, Reuters, Rourke, Slashdot, Beto O Rourke, O Rourke


A big hand for Beto O'Rourke and his amazing waving arms

The Democratic 2020 presidential candidate has already made a big impression – with his meme-worthy hand movements Beto O’Rourke addresses supporters in Iowa. ‘I’ve never seen so much hand movement,’ said Donald Trump. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/AFP/Getty Images Beto O’Rourke’s freshly announced 2020 White House run has been dismissed as vainglorious by some, but it generated significant excitement among others attracted by media hype and his undoubted charisma. None of that excitement, howe...
Tags: Texas, News, Jimmy Fallon, White House, Cnn, Iowa, Donald Trump, Trevor Noah, Dad, BETO, Trump, Rourke, O'Rourke, Stephen Maturen, Beto O'Rourke


Beto O'Rourke kicks off 2020 bid in Iowa – in a voter's living room

Texas Democrat said he has ‘some unique things’ to bring to race on his first day of campaigning to a crowd of about 125 peopleRandy Naber is really a Joe Biden man, although he could also see himself voting for Kamala Harris. But here was former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, America’s newest presidential candidate, in Naber’s living room, and the retired teacher wasn’t sure what to make of it. Related: O'Rourke enters race with natural skills, eager support and some big challenges Continu...
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