SAN FRANCISCO, March 15(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke belonged to one of the best-known groups of computer hackers as a teenager, Reuters revealed today.In an exclusive interview with this reporter for a forthcoming book about the group, the former U.S. congressman from Texas confirmed that as a youth in El Paso, he belonged to the hacking group known as the Cult of the Dead Cow. He also acknowledged that, during those teenage years, he stole long-distance phone service to participate in electronic discussions. Others in the group committed the same offense and got off with warnings; the statute of limitations ran out long ago.RELATED: Beto O'Rourke throughout his political career 18 PHOTOS Beto O'Rourke throughout his political career See Gallery Beto O'Rourke throughout his political career UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 13: Rep.-elect Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, speaks to reporters after a news conference with democratic members-elect in the … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke belonged to major hacker group ‘Cult of the Dead Cow’ as a teenager
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Share Tweet Email Politics Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=4354561" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> 5 facts about Beto O'Rourke Share: Share Tweet Email kgo AUSTIN, Texas -- Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke has become the latest Democrat to throw his hat in the ring after announcing he is running for president. O'Rourke rose to national prominence in 2018 after a close campaign against Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. O'Rourke, a 47-year-old who is fluent in Spanish, became known for his grassroots campaign that used social media to mobilize young voters and minorities. O'Rourke grew up in El Paso, Texas. His father was a Republican county judge, while his mother was well-known in the community as the co-owner of Charlotte's Furniture. O'Rourke attended a boarding school in Virginia before touring the … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke 2020: What to know about the punk rocker turned presidential candidate
By Jeremy Wallace Published 5:47 am CDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 6, 2018 Texas Senatorial Candidate Congressman Beto ORourke and his wife, Amy Hoover Sanders, are pictured in front of a campaign RV outside of Nixon Elementary School in El Paso, Texas. - Beto O'Rourke, the affable former congressman who rose to political stardom last year when he nearly ousted a Republican senator in traditionally conservative Texas, announced on March 14, 2019 he was running for the 2020 presidential race. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP)PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images less (FILES) In this file photo taken on November 6, 2018 Texas Senatorial Candidate Congressman Beto ORourke and his wife, Amy Hoover Sanders, are pictured in front of a campaign RV outside of Nixon Elementary ... more Photo: PAUL RATJE, Contributor / AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about Who is Beto O’Rourke and how did he get here?
LOS ANGELES, March 11 (Reuters) - Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke is heading to the early presidential voting state of Iowa this weekend, fueling speculation that the Democrat is poised to enter the White House race.O'Rourke said last week he had made a decision about whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president. A trip to Iowa on Saturday, where the first votes in the nominating contest will be cast in February, suggests his entry into the race is imminent.In an announcement posted on Twitter, Eric Giddens, an Iowa Democrat who is running in a special election for a state senate seat, said his campaign workers and O'Rourke will be urging students this Saturday at the University of Northern Iowa to vote in his election race.The tweet by Giddens was accompanied by a video of O'Rourke speaking from his home city of El Paso, Texas, wearing a University of Northern Iowa baseball cap and urging UNI students to vote for Giddens.RELATED: Beto O'Rourke's political career … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke heading to Iowa, fueling speculation about White House bid
POLITICS 12/29/2018 06:18 pm ET They worry that defections from Sanders' 2016 team will "whitewash" O'Rourke's policy record. By Daniel Marans The progressive commentariat has been buzzing in recent weeks about the barrage of unflattering reporting and criticism directed at retiring Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) by left-leaning journalists and activists. Although Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ team insists he has had nothing to do with the criticism and there is no evidence to suggest he has, many of his supporters have indeed been peeved by the boomlet of hype around O’Rourke following his 3-percentage-point loss in the race for a Senate seat in Texas. But there is a specific factor driving the frustration of some diehard “Berniecrats” that has thus far received little attention: The defection of key alumni from Sanders’ 2016 presidential run to the O’Rourke camp and the resulting worry that they will provide a progressive coat … [Read more...] about The Real Reason Why Some Bernie Sanders Fans Have It In For Beto O’Rourke