"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", he said.
O'Rourke had all but acknowledged his run for the presidency already.More news: NASA's new rocket won't be ready for moon shot next year
The former El Paso, Texas Congressman will make the announcement on Thursday morning, but he confirmed via text to CBS 17 sister station KTSM Wednesday afternoon that he is seeking the Democratic nomination. Ted Cruz in the November elections, appears on the cover of the April issue of Vanity Fair standing on a dirt road in the desert in his home state.
He calls the 2020 presidential election "the fight of our lives as Americans, and as humans, I'd argue" in the article, adding that he wants "to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment".More news: Fiat Chrysler to Recall 862520 US Vehicles over Excess Emissions
"You can probably tell that I want to run", O'Rourke told Vanity Fair. "If I were to run, if I were to win, that my administration looks like this country". While O'Rourke lost his Senate bid, the race vaulted him into the national spotlight.
O'Rourke's entry would see him join a primary field of more than a dozen Democratic candidates, many of whom are women or people of color. 'I do. I think I'd be good at it'.More news: Android Q Beta Ready for Pixel Phones
When it became clear that O'Rourke was considering a run in 2020, Trump again mocked the Democratic phenom.
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