Texas, especially during the 8 year run of George W. Bush, has been a ruby red Republican stronghold. There have been cracks over the last 10 years with Democrats winning house seats and Beto O’Rourke coming within 3 points of defeating Ted Cruz.
Beto O’Rourke has called on the Governor of Texas to resign over his handling of the Coronavirus. The former congressman blasted Greg Abbott for his failures during the pandemic.
O’Rourke was responding to an interview where Abbott criticized some local officials in the state who are calling for stay-at-home orders and other measures.
Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke dropped out of the race for the Democratic nomination and showed the party's singular unity of purpose to beat Donald Trump.
Republican strategist Mike Murphy said that Beto O'Rourke is breaking the rules on gun politics by proposing a mandatory buyback of assault weapons.
The top three Democrats in the polls were on stage together, but who won? Here are the winners and losers of the ABC Democratic debate.
At the Democratic Debate, Beto O'Rourke flatly said that he is proposing taking away assault weapons.
ABC News has released a statement asking Democrats, looking at Beto O'Rourke, to keep it clean during the debate.
A parade of 19 Democratic White House hopefuls will plead their case to thousands of New Hampshire party activists on Saturday, hoping a quick sales pitch will help ignite their campaigns in the race to pick a challenger to Republican President Donald Trump in 2020.
For former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, the heat is on.
On Thursday O’Rourke announced that he is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
On Friday he was already forced to apologize for comments he made about his wife, and to explain some questionable things he did as a teenager.
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.
Friday morning on CBS This Morning, in his first TV interview since announcing his bid for the White House a day earlier, the former Texas congressman told host Gayle King — in response to a question about whether Trump should be impeached — that he is certain there are grounds for it.
Is the Democratic Party ready to nominate a white male presidential candidate?
Members of a panel on CNN this morning said they were not so sure, referring to the announcement that former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke will be running for president next year.
The Republican Party of Texas is in panic mode.
Shocked by the results of the 2018 midterm elections that saw the GOP lose a record number of seats in the House, and by the close race that saw incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R) almost lose his seat to rising star Beto O’Rourke (D), the Texas GOP is taking steps to fight for their lives in 2020.
Many people in Washington now believe that Republicans need to change their strategy in order to avoid losing control of the U.S. Senate after the 2020 elections.
Conservative Jennifer Rubin sounded the alarm for Republicans in her Washington Post column, but she is not the only one who is aware of the problem. She says that if GOP senators keep sucking up to Trump they face a potential senate wipeout in 2020.
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts came in first place in Daily Kos’s first 2020 straw poll, proving that she will be a formidable contender in the race for next year’s Democratic nomination for president.
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) on Friday released a 48-second video lambasting President Donald Trump and his ridiculous demands for a border wall with Mexico.
In posting the video the outgoing Congressman showed the political world two things:
It was inevitable that as soon as Beto O’Rourke‘s name started rising in the polls of 2020 Democratic presidential contenders that he would also start being attacked by his competitors.
By some estimates there could be as many as 20 Democrats vying for the 2020 nomination, so competition will definitely be very fierce and intense. And even though he has not said he was running, O’Rourke’s name keeps showing up near the top in all recent polls.