FAST FIVE: Beto O'Rourke Officially Enters 2020 Presidential Race

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He's Beautiful Ted',” Mr Trump said two weeks before the election, as he slammed Mr O'Rourke who was attracting big crowds at his rallies across the second-biggest US state.

O'Rourke, who is starting a three-day swing through eastern Iowa on Thursday, said he will hold a kick-off rally for his campaign in El Paso, Texas, on March 30: “You can probably tell that I want to run.

He wasn't doing any media at the time but I figured it was an interesting story whether he talked or not, whether he ran or not.- Joe Hagan (@joehagansays) March 14, 2019 “I convinced Beto O'Rourke to do this cover story after walking up to his house and introducing myself one Sunday afternoon.

At rallies from Dallas to Amarillo in west Texas before the midterms, some supporters told the Financial Times the Mr O'Rourke reminded them of former president Barack Obama or of Robert Kennedy, the former attorney-general and brother of president John F Kennedy who was also assassinated as he ran for president in 1968.

His campaign launch also comes as Joe Biden, the former vice-president and moderate Democrat, is expected to launch his own candidacy.

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