Beto O'Rourke's file


Democrat from Texas

Beto O'Rourke initially won election to the U.S. House from El Paso in 2012. In March 2018, he won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Ted Cruz. O'Rourke lost the Senate election. In March 2019, he announced his campaign for the White House in the 2020 election.

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Donald Trump vs. Beto O’Rourke on immigration messaging

President Donald Trump and former congressman Beto O’Rourke described the impact of immigrants and border walls in such starkly different terms that it sounded as if they were on different worlds. Yet they were rallying their supporters less than a mile away from each other.

Here’s a rundown of what they said, in context.

What Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke got right and wrong in Senate debate

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Why Rafael Cruz goes by Ted and Robert O’Rourke by Beto

Why Rafael Cruz goes by Ted and Robert O’Rourke by Beto...

UPDATED: Ted Cruz ad hearkens to Beto O'Rourke's 2009 call for debate on legalizing narcotics

A new Ted Cruz ad says Beto O’Rourke called for considering legalization of all narcotics.

UPDATED: How Beto O'Rourke is a yes and no on impeaching Donald Trump now

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