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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 narrowly lost to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. He sought the 2020 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
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What it's like to cover candidates trailing in the pollsOn 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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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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Trump attacks impeachment inquiry, mocks O'RourkeUS President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the US House's impeachment inquiry against him. (Nov. 2)
The End of BetomaniaBeto O’Rourke’s meme-ready instincts and hope-and-change flourishes seemed like a credible bet to counter President Trump. Until they didn’t.
2020 Trail Markers: Beto O'Rourke drops out of 2020 presidential raceFormer 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..
Beto O’Rourke Ends His CampaignSpeaking 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 HampshireHarris 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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As more Dems join the packed 2020 field, Biden teases his entryCBS 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.
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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Beto O'Rourke on troops to MidEast2020 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.
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.
Face The Nation: O’Rourke, Graham, SeawrightMissed the second half of the show? The latest on the democratic debates.
Beto O'Rourke says Trump's rhetoric "has a lot to do" with El Paso shootingBeto 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..
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.
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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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..
Report: Officers say Beto O'Rourke tried to leave the scene of 1998 DWI crashFormer 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..
New documentary gives inside look at Beto O'Rourke's failed Senate bid in TexasBeto 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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Beto O'Rourke 'open to the idea' of letting people use AR-15s, AK-47s at hunting clubs, gun rangesBeto 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.
Beto O'Rourke speaks to CBS News about gun buybacks and moreDemocratic 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..
Beto O'Rourke says he expects Americans to surrender gunsBeto 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..
Beto O'Rourke unveils plan to stem opioid abuseOn 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 meMy 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.