Beto O'Rourke enters presidential conversation, but what are his chances?

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O'Rourke's policies of open borders, abolishing Immigration and Custom Enforcement (I.C.E.), and supporting single-payer government run healthcare are a snippet of the many problems with his candidacy and are clear examples of exactly what our nation needs to avoid.

Acording to the Post, the former congressman's GOP ties are likely to become an issue as he enters a crowded Democratic presidential primary field that has leaned leftward.

WASHINGTON - Beto O'Rourke, the youthful Texan who gained a national following with his long-shot election battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz past year, told a Texas TV station on Wednesday he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Democrat Beto O'Rourke has announced he is running for USA president, joining a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. "I do. I think I'd be good at it".

He added: "You can probably tell that I want to run. I do".

O'Rourke has staked out opposition to Trump and the Republican Party on issues likeimmigrationandracial justice, although he's at times also lent ambiguous support to progressive priorities like theGreen New DealandMedicare for All.

O'Rourke's campaign did not reply to The Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment.

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Asked in Burlington how he'd contrast himself with other presidential hopefuls, O'Rourke said that he wasn't sure but that he'd never been afraid to work with congressional Republicans.

In a Vanity Fair profile that came out on Wednesday the former Texas Congressman says he's "just born to be in" the 2020 Presidential race.

O'Rourke's announcement comes after a months-long soul-searching mission, during which the three-term Congressmanwantonly bloggedandlivestreamed a dentist appointment.

The former congressman gained a national following with his unsuccessful run for Senate a year ago against Republican Ted Cruz.

"We shared a common goal", said Ted Houghton, a local financial adviser and longtime O'Rourke donor who raised money for former GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and helped steer millions in state transportation funding to the city.

Klobuchar was not the only 2020 candidate to welcome O'Rourke on Thursday.

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