They're speaking less than half a mile — but worlds apart — from each other.President Donald Trump will be holding a rally in El Paso on Monday night where he's expected to reiterate his call for a wall or barrier on the southern border and echo the statements he made in his State of the Union address last week."The border city of El Paso, Texas, used to have extremely high rates of violent crime — one of the highest in the country, and considered one of our nation's most dangerous cities," Trump said then. "Now, with a powerful barrier in place, El Paso is one of our safest cities."Former El Paso congressman — and possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidate — Beto O'Rourke, meanwhile, will headline the "March for Truth: Stop the Wall, Stop the Lies." The march will end in a rally where O'Rourke said residents will "celebrate our community" and "tell the true story about the border.""While some try to stoke fear and paranoia, to spread lies and a false … [Read more...] about Trump, Beto O’Rourke to hold dueling El Paso rallies
President Trump on Friday jabbed at Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke amid speculation about him running for president in 2020.“Now, he’s running for president,” Trump joked at a press event. “I thought you were supposed to win before you run for president, no?”The remark follows 9 PHOTOS Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke casts his vote at El Paso Community College See Gallery Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke casts his vote at El Paso Community College EL PASO, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) (R) talks with a supporters after he cast his ballot at El Paso Community College-Rio Grande Campus on Election Day November 06, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. In Texas, O'Rourke is in a surprisingly tight contest against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the state's U.S. Senate race. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Texas US Senatorial Candidate Beto O'Rourke leaves a polling station … [Read more...] about Trump jabs Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke on 2020 speculation
In a move that raises more suspicion that he’s seriously considering a 2020 grab for the presidency, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) reportedly met with Barack Obama at the former president’s offices in Washington, D.C., according to a scoop from The Washington Post. The meeting took place Nov. 16, the Post reports, amid pressure from Obama aides eager for O’Rourke to capitalize on his momentum and run. The paper did not specify its sourcing on the meeting. The El Paso, Texas, native narrowly lost his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz last month, but his campaign revitalized Democrats’ hopes that the right candidate could turn the reddest of states blue. Though O’Rourke said during his Senate campaign that he didn’t have his eye on the presidency, he changed his tune at a town hall in El Paso last week and said that he and his wife had “made a decision not to rule anything out.” 9 PHOTOS Texas Senate … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke reportedly met with Obama, fueling 2020 speculation
By Kevin Diaz Updated 5:49 pm CST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke on the campaign trail in Brownsville. U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke on the campaign trail in Brownsville. Photo: Josie Norris, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Texas Congressman Beto ORourke gives his concession speech during the election night party at Southwest University Park in downtown El Paso on November 6, 2018. >> There were plenty of "firsts" in these midterms. See who made history in the photos that follow... less Texas Congressman Beto ORourke gives his concession speech during the election night party at Southwest University Park in downtown El Paso on November 6, 2018. >> There were plenty of "firsts" in these ... more Photo: PAUL RATJE, Contributor / AFP/Getty Images Photo: … [Read more...] about What’s next for Beto O’Rourke? Presidential speculation, of course.
Beto O’Rourke ended his Texas campaign for Senate as a true maverick on Tuesday night, dropping an uncensored f-bomb live on national television in an address to his supporters.“I’m so f*****g proud of you guys,” O’Rourke, addressing those who worked on his campaign, said to thunderous applause. “Everybody who worked on this campaign, every volunteer and ambassador, everyone who knocked on doors, everyone who made phone calls, everyone who allowed themselves to hope and believe, to be inspired by one another and to turn it into action and into votes.”The popular Democrat, hailed as a new face of the progressive movement in America, wasn’t able to surmount Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Tuesday, but he delivered an impassioned concession speech that focused heavily on the groundbreaking network of support that helped fuel his bid for Congress.Cruz had attempted to shame O’Rourke’s language throughout the campaign, even … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke drops F-bomb as he thanks his fans after losing fierce Senate race In Texas