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Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke has announced his candidacy for president of the United States in 2020, laying out his agenda in a bid to become the Democratic Party's nominee.

O'Rourke's 2018 Senate campaign didn't fit the usual mold.

His fundraising prowess, as well as his ability to engage younger voters and communities of color in Texas, garnered national attention for O'Rourke throughout his campaign.

Beto O'Rourke is running for president, hoping to build on the momentum the Democrat generated in a Senate contest past year.

Beto O'Rourke has begun campaigning in his 2020 presidential bid with his first trip to Iowa.

That's how he approached the Texas Senate race that made him a national star and paved the way for the biggest challenge of his career. Ted Cruz previous year.

Trump, for his part, took note of O'Rourke's energetic gesticulation, on display as several cable TV networks aired O'Rourke's comments.

Robert "Beto" O'Rourke announced he is running for president early Thursday morning. For example, Trump branded Senator Cruz as "Lyin' Ted", Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) as "Little Marco", former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) as "low energy", twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as "Crooked Hillary", Senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas", and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) as "Crazy Bernie". And he was the only presidential prospect interviewed by Oprah Winfrey, who appeared genuinely excited last month about the prospect of an O'Rourke White House run. His trademark black-and-white "Beto for Senate" signs became hipster must-haves past year in some parts of Seattle, Los Angeles and Brooklyn. He has the potential to tap into various constituencies and, as the El Paso rally demonstrated, a willingness to take on the president. O'Rourke raised more than $80 million in his bid to oust Cruz. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat who is also running for president.

O'Rourke refused donations from outside political groups and shunned pollsters during his Senate campaign.

The former Texas congressman said at a campaign event in Iowa Thursday that as marijuana use has increased, tobacco use has "plummeted" in the last 40 years as it has been treated as a public health issue and marketed as "not cool". This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us.

O'Rourke has shrugged off such complaints, saying he doesn't know if he's liberal enough to be called a "progressive" and doesn't much care for party labels.

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