Born For It: Beto O’Rourke Declares His Presidential Candidacy For 2020 – OpEd

By Sarah Cowgill*

Positioning himself as a political maverick of sorts, the former
congressman from Texas, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, is tossing his cap into
the Democratic presidential primary field.  The declaring hopefuls include a variety of politicians,
government cronies, one tech entrepreneur, and one spiritual guru who
claims to be a “bitch for God” – and they’re all hellbent on sending
President Trump packing.

O’Rourke’s announcement marks 16 candidates running with another
dozen or so high-profile Swamp rats weighing their options.  An eerily
familiar situation, flipped in reverse of 2016, as then candidate Trump
dominated the largest field more at


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