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Beto O'Rourke

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Beto O'Rourke: American politician
Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke is an American politician who represented Texas's 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019. O'Rourke is most notable for his 2018 campaign for United States Senate, in which he lost to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. He sought the 2020 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.


Early voting boosts hopes for Biden in Texas [Video]

Early voting boosts hopes for Biden in Texas

Less than a week before Election Day, Joe Biden is tantalizingly close to a prize that has eluded generations of Democratic presidential candidates: Texas. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke dropped out of the crowded 2020 U.S. presidential race on Friday, saying it had become clear his campaign did not have the resources to continue to seek his party's nomination.
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O'Rourke's 'hell yes' vow to take away rifles worries U.S. lawmakers pushing for gun limits

Former U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke did not hesitate during Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate when asked whether he would confiscate assault-style weapons from Americans.
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Democrat O'Rourke proposes domestic terrorism agencies to combat hate, gun massacres

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said on Thursday he was resuming his campaign with a new sense of focus after a mass shooting in his Texas hometown, while rival John Hickenlooper ended..
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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who has been in his home city of El Paso, Texas, since an Aug. 3 gun massacre there left 22 dead, said on Thursday he will resume his campaign by..
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Democratic 2020 contenders condemn Trump for spreading Epstein conspiracy theories

Democratic presidential contenders Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker slammed U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday for promoting unfounded conspiracy theories about the apparent suicide of disgraced..
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A week after Texas massacre, El Paso marchers condemn racism

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rouke on Saturday joined a march in the Texas border city of El Paso to condemn last week's mass shooting there, telling the crowd that President Donald Trump..
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Democrat O'Rourke proposes 'war tax' on affluent U.S. families without military members

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday proposed taxing affluent American families who do not have members in the U.S. military as a way to fund healthcare for veterans.
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Beto O'Rourke backs slavery reparations in South Carolina campaign stop

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke kicked off a campaign swing through South Carolina on Friday by pledging support for reparations for descendants of slaves and addressing climate..
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Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke on Wednesday outlined his proposal to improve gay rights in the United States and to reverse what he called "discriminatory policies" under President..
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Democrat O'Rourke unveils voting rights plan to get 35 million more to the polls

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