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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 noted for having run for the United States Senate in 2018, narrowly losing to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. He sought the 2020 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.


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Joe Biden Needs to Bulk Up His Team. He’s Hiring a New Campaign Manager.

Joseph R. Biden Jr. is planning to announce this afternoon that he has hired Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, who was Beto O’Rourke’s campaign manager.
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'Come and take it': GOP Rep. Buck wields AR-15 in office, dares Biden and O'Rourke

Rep. Ken Buck was alluding to comments Beto O'Rourke made during a debate last year: "Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47."
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Beto O'Rourke, joining Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, endorses Joe Biden on eve of Super Tuesday

The day before Super Tuesday, Beto O'Rourke threw his support behind former Vice President Joe Biden as the 'clear contrast to Donald Trump.'
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Democrat Beto O'Rourke endorses Joe Biden for president

Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for Democrats' presidential nomination, as moderate Democrats rallied around the former vice president to strengthen his..
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Former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke to endorse Joe Biden: NYT

Former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke was set to endorse Joe Biden's White House bid, according to the New York Times, joining dozens of current and former Democrats who rushed to..
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How Elizabeth Warren Is Being Squeezed by 2 Democratic Factions

Ms. Warren is figuring out what candidates like Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand have already learned: It’s hard to appeal to both the center and the left of the Democratic..
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What it's like to cover candidates trailing in the polls

On this week's episode of "Where Did You Get This Number?" podcast, Anthony Salvanto goes inside the presidential campaigns of Beto O'Rourke and Senator Kamala Harris
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2020 Democrats entering period of high stakes and tough decisions

Beto O'Rourke bowed out of the presidential race Friday, surprising staffers and supporters in Iowa, where he was scheduled to speak at a Democratic party event. The Democratic candidates are entering..
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Beto O'Rourke to supporters a week after ending campaign: 'Get behind the nominee from this party'

"All of us have to commit to get behind the nominee ... so that she or he is successful against Donald Trump," O'Rourke said after ending his run.
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Texas Congressmen find common ground along a 1600 mile road trip

When a pre-spring blizzard shut down air travel on the east coast last week, two Texas Congressmen-- one Democrat and one Republican-- booked a rental car and hit the road together. Thirty-six hours..
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Trump attacks impeachment inquiry, mocks O'Rourke

US President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the US House's impeachment inquiry against him. (Nov. 2)  
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The End of Betomania

Beto O’Rourke’s meme-ready instincts and hope-and-change flourishes seemed like a credible bet to counter President Trump. Until they didn’t.
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2020 Trail Markers: Beto O'Rourke drops out of 2020 presidential race

Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke ended his presidential campaign on Friday. The news broke just hours before O'Rourke was expected to speak with the rest of the Democratic candidates at a dinner in..
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Beto O’Rourke Ends His Campaign

Speaking to supporters in Des Moines, former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas pledged to support the Democratic nominee in 2020 “with everything that I’ve got.”
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Harris shuts down field offices in New Hampshire

Harris also cut her entire field team in the state — over half the New Hampshire staff is being laid off. And Beto O'Rourke announced he's ending his presidential bid late Friday afternoon
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Beto O’Rourke Is Dropping Out of the Presidential Race

The former Texas congressman, who energized Democrats in a Senate race last year, began his White House run to great fanfare, but failed to build significant support.
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As more Dems join the packed 2020 field, Biden teases his entry

CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe reports on the official addition of Beto O'Rourke and Kirsten Gillibrand to the Democratic field, and Joe Biden's tease of running.
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Beto O'Rourke says migrant families "pose no threat or danger" to U.S.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke joins Margaret Brennan in his hometown of El Paso, Texas, to discuss his campaign and current immigration policies.
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Open: This is "Face the Nation," May 26

This week on "Face the Nation," Margaret Brennan traveled to El Paso to sit down with 2020 candidate Beto O'Rourke. Plus, Rep. Will Hurd, Homeland Security Committee Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson and Sen...
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Beto O'Rourke on troops to MidEast

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke joins Margaret Brennan to discuss President Trump's order to deploy 1,500 more troops to the Middle East.
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Can Beto O'Rourke bounce back in the race for 2020?

Ed O'Keefe, Joel Payne and Molly Ball join Margaret Brennan to discuss the 2020 Democratic contenders and whether Beto O'Rourke can reboot his campaign.
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Face The Nation: O’Rourke, Graham, Seawright

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Beto O'Rourke says Trump's rhetoric "has a lot to do" with El Paso shooting

Beto O'Rourke, the former member of Congress from El Paso, Texas, joins Major Garrett to discuss the latest on the shooting at an El Paso Walmart that left at least 20 dead and more than two dozen..
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Beto O'Rourke says he won't run for president in 2020

"60 Minutes" asks Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke whether they might face off again in 2020 — in a race for the White House.
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Ted Cruz on Beto O'Rourke voters: "They'll crawl over broken glass to show up"

Ted Cruz thinks Beto O'Rourke's supporters have a powerful motivation for voting in the Texas Senate race: anger over President Trump. Hear from both candidates Sunday on 60 Minutes at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
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How Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke could predict America's political future

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Do Democrats like Beto O'Rourke for 2020?

CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and Axios political reporter Alexi McCammond join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss Beto O'Rourke's influence on the 2020 race and the Democratic party's lack..
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Report: Officers say Beto O'Rourke tried to leave the scene of 1998 DWI crash

Former Texas Congressman and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke has denied reports that he tried to leave the scene of a 1998 DWI crash. Texas Tribune investigative reporter Jay Root..
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New documentary gives inside look at Beto O'Rourke's failed Senate bid in Texas

Beto O'Rourke is trying to break through a crowded field of 2020 Democratic campaign, less than one year after his failed Senate campaign in Texas. The new HBO documentary "Running With Beto"..
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John Hickenlooper ends presidential campaign

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has ended his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. This comes the same day former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke rolled out a revamped..
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Beto O'Rourke 'open to the idea' of letting people use AR-15s, AK-47s at hunting clubs, gun ranges

Beto O'Rourke on Friday left the door open for allowing some people to keep assault-style weapons like AR-15s and AK-47s at gun ranges and hunting clubs.
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Beto O'Rourke speaks to CBS News about gun buybacks and more

Democratic pesidential candidate Beto O'Rourke spoke with CBS News 2020 campaign reporter Tim Perry in a wide-ranging interview Thursday night. O'Rourke talked about his proposal to help Americans with..
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Beto O'Rourke says he expects Americans to surrender guns

Beto O'Rourke dismissed criticisms of his sweeping gun control proposal, telling CBS News in an interview that he expects gun owners will go along with his plan to institute a "mandatory buyback" of..
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Beto O'Rourke unveils plan to stem opioid abuse

On Thursday, O'Rourke released his proposal to end the opioid epidemic
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Yes, Beto, your open-border immigration ideas are slap in the face to Angel Moms like me

My son was killed by an illegal immigrant who was helped by the same open-borders philosophy Beto O'Rourke is pushing. That makes my blood boil.
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"I don't believe anymore that they love our country": Trump takes aim at Democrats at Texas rally

President Trump hit his usual talking points at a Dallas rally on Thursday, although he zeroed in on religion and gun for the Texas crowd. He also criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and his 2020..
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President Trump, Beto O'Rourke hold dueling rallies in Texas 

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O'Rourke doubles down on gun buyback plan after Buttigieg criticism

Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas spoke more at Tuesday's debate than at previous debates, although part of his time was spent in a testy exchange with Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg on gun..
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O'Rourke and Buttigieg spar over gun buy-back proposal

"I don't need lessons from you on courage — political or personal," Buttigieg told O'Rourke during a heated exchange
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Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg Battle Over Confiscating Assault Weapons

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Beto O'Rourke's campaign manager talks Trump impeachment and candidate's debate prep

Jen O'Malley Dillon, campaign manager for former Texas congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, spoke to CBSN's Caitlin Huey-Burns ahead of Tuesday's debate in Ohio. The two..
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Beto O'Rourke defends plan to confiscate assault-style weapons

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Warren’s Wealth Tax Proposal is ‘Punitive,’ O’Rourke Says

Beto O’Rourke took aim at Elizabeth Warren over a proposal that is at the center of her presidential campaign: an annual tax on the wealth of the richest Americans.
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O’Rourke Says Warren Is Being ‘Punitive’ With Wealth Tax Proposal

Beto O’Rourke took aim at Elizabeth Warren over a proposal that is at the center of her presidential campaign: an annual tax on the wealth of the richest Americans.
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