Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke

Former U.S. Representative and Former Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate


O’Rourke represented Texas’ 16th Congressional District in El Paso from 2013 to 2019. He rose to national prominence during his closer-than-expected, though ultimately unsuccessful, challenge of Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018. Despite his defeat, O'Rourke set a record for most votes ever cast for a Democrat in Texas history. In 2019, O’Rourke sought the 2020 Democratic nomination for U.S. President.

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