U.S. Democrat O’Rourke raised $9.4 million in first weeks of campaign

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke raised $9.4 million in the first 18 days of his bid for the presidency, his campaign announced on Wednesday.

O'Rourke, the former congressman from Texas whose unsuccessful Senate run in 2018 garnered him national attention, collected 218,000 separate contributions, his campaign said in a statement.

Joe Biden doesn’t recall inappropriate kiss alleged by 2016 Sanders supporter Lucy Flores

"Neither then, nor in the years since, did he or the staff with him at the time have an inkling that Ms. Flores had been at any time uncomfortable, nor do they recall what she describes," Russo said on Friday in a statement.

Biden believes Flores has every right to share her own recollection, Russo added, and that it is a positive change for U.S. society that she has the opportunity.

Exclusive: Beto O’Rourke’s secret membership in legendary Cult of the Dead Cow hacking group

By Joseph Menn

SAN FRANCISCO(Reuters) – Some things you might know about Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who just entered the race for president:

* The Democratic contender raised a record amount for a U.S. Senate race in 2018 and almost beat the incumbent in a Republican stronghold, without hiding his support for gun control and Black Lives Matter protests on the football field. read more