Most Voters Say They Definitely Won’t Vote For Trump in 2020

A new poll shows that Donald Trump is in trouble. According to the highly respected Quinnipiac University poll, the majority of American voters have already made up their minds that they will not vote to reelect the president in next year’s election. read more

Beto O’Rourke Smashes First Day Fundraising Record

Beto O'Rourke Money total

Beto O’Rourke is continuing to break records.

In the first day of his presidential campaign the former congressman from Texas raised over $6.1 million, according to NBC News. This is  the largest first-day fundraising total of any 2020 Democratic contender to date, including Bernie Sanders. read more

O’Rourke Forced to Apologize for Comments About Wife, and for Teen Writings

Beto O'Rourke in Iowa

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. read more

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

Beto O’Rourke Says Trump Colluded With Russia and Obstructed Justice

Beto O'Rourke on CBS

Beto O’Rourke believes President Donald Trump “at the very least” attempted to obstruct justice and also attempted to collude with Russia during the 2016 election.

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. read more

CNN Panel Accuses O’Rourke of Benefiting From ‘White Male Privilege’

CNN O'Rourke

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. read more

Texas Republicans Are Freaking Out About 2020 Losses Already

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. read more

Bannon: Trump Will Run Again in 2020 and ‘Win Bigger’ Than 2016

Steve Bannon on Face the Nation

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he has “zero” doubt that President Trump will run for reelection in 2020. He also said that he thinks Trump will win. read more

Analysis: Why the GOP Will Likely Lose Senate Control 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. read more

Elizabeth Warren Tops the First Daily Kos 2020 Presidential Straw Poll

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. read more

O’Rourke Rips Trump, Shows Democrats How To Go Viral

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: read more

Sanders Supporters Deny Attacking O’Rourke’s Liberal Credentials

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. read more

Progressive Democrats Are Starting to Attack Beto O’Rourke

For many months new Democratic superstar Beto O’Rourke was attacked by Republicans in Texas as he ran for the Senate against Ted Cruz.

But now that he is considered a presidential contender, he is being attacked by members of the left wing of his own party. read more

O’Rourke Rockets Into Second Place in CNN Ranking of 2020 Candidates

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) on Thursday jumped from tenth to second place in CNN rankings of prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

By placing O’Rourke second on his monthly “power rankings” of potential Democratic candidates, CNN’s Chris Cillizza put him ahead of many others who had been considered leading contenders for the 2020 nomination. The Texas Congressman now ranks ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). read more

GOP Expert: O’Rourke Has ‘Significant Advantage’ Over Other Democrats

Republican consultant Mattie Duppler says that Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) has a “significant advantage” over other possible Democratic 2020 candidates for president.

After losing his Texas Senate race to Ted Cruz it is not certain that O’Rourke will even be running for the Democratic nomination in 2020. read more

Obama’s People Say They Could Support ‘Superstar’ O’Rourke in 2020

The love fest between Beto O’Rourke and aides and allies of former President Barack Obama is growing. More and more of these “Obama people” are saying that they could support O’Rourke if he decides to run for president in 2020. read more

Beto O’Rourke Says He May Run for President in 2020

Beto O’Rourke sent a thrill through his most loyal supporters on Monday when he said  that he is no longer ruling out a run for president in 2020. If he does decide to run he will join many nationally prominent Democrats in an already-crowded primary field. read more

Calls Rise For Beto O’Rourke To Run For President in 2020

In politics, some losses are better than others. Or, in the case of Beto O’Rourke, a loss may be almost as good as a win.

O’Rourke gained national prominence for his failed Texas Senate bid against Ted Cruz, where he lost in the deep-red state by just three percentage points. read more

Texas Voting Machines Are Changing Votes For Beto O’Rourke To Ted Cruz

Voters are reporting that some voting machines in Texas are changing some straight-ticket Democratic votes for Rep. Beto O'Rourke to votes for Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.

Massive Early Voting Turnout in Texas Is Good News for Beto O’Rourke

Following patterns seen around the country, there were historically large turnouts throughout the state on Monday as early voting opened in Texas.

More than 63,000 in-person votes were cast in Harris County, The Houston Chronicle reported, compared to 20,215 in 2014. read more