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Beto's In. 'Man, I Was Just Born To Be In It'

Beto O'Rourke officially declares his candidacy for 2020.
Beto's In. 'Man, I Was Just Born To Be In It'
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Another announcement - confirmed via text the night before the official deal is sealed, but Beto O'Rourke is running for President in 2020. The El Paso, Texas Congressman came close to unseating Ted Cruz in the Senate race last November, and has been teasing a run for the presidency ever since. A Vanity Fairk article, complete with Annie Lebovitz photos of the Congressman was published Wednesday ahead of the official announcement, which is expected Thursday.

In a Vanity Fair article that came out on Wednesday, O'Rourke said "You can probably tell that I want to run. I do. I think I'd be good at it."

The article highlights the struggle O'Rourke had in making a decision based on his feelings and the hesitations of his family.

The magazine's cover has a photo of him reminiscent of Ronald Reagan's Time Man of the Year cover, and has the quote, "I want to be in it. Man, I'm just born to be in it."

He joins the already crowded Democratic field of Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, and Bernie Sanders. He's also got competition from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Secretary Julián Castro, John Delaney, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Gov. Jay Inslee, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang.

This is part of our continuing coverage of the 2020 elections.

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