O’Rourke Announces 2020 Candidacy

The Texas Tribune reports that former El Paso congressman, 2018 U.S. Senate candidate and rising political star Beto O’Rourke made it official on Thursday: He is a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. O’Rourke visited Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus voting state, and announced his decision to run via social media. The New York Times reports that O’Rourke is betting that a broad message of national unity and generational change will lift him above an already crowded slate of committed progressives like Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. Read more online at; yourstephenvilletx.com.