Latest Beto O'Rourke News

Democrat drops bid to challenge Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas

Nov. 12, 2019 6:40 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas abruptly dropped out of the race Tuesday, citing a family health concern, leaving Democrats with no one to contest the seat. Josh Mahony announced on Twitter that he was ending his campaign, two...

Still a chance? 2020 longshots insist race is up for grabs

Nov. 11, 2019 4:10 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders rallied hundreds of supporters outside the New Hampshire capital when the senator formally filed to compete in the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. A howling crowd cheered South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as he walked through the statehouse to...

Analysis: Bloomberg's move a slam on Biden, 2020 Democrats

Nov. 8, 2019 11:06 AM EST

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — All is not well in the Democratic Party's quest for a presidential nominee. Just ask Michael Bloomberg. The New York billionaire, whose career in business and politics has been guided by data and analysis above all, is stepping toward a Democratic run of his own less than 90 days...

Immigration opens ideological fault lines for 2020 Democrats

Nov. 7, 2019 8:43 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is adding his support to a call by some of his fellow presidential hopefuls for decriminalizing illegal border crossings, a proposal that's further exposing deep ideological divides in the Democratic primary and may prove politically treacherous for the party in the general...

2020 Watch: The questions that will define the week ahead

Nov. 4, 2019 12:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. Here's what we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to Iowa caucuses: 91 Days to general election: 365 THE NARRATIVE: A new, turbulent phase of the Democratic primary has begun after Beto O'Rourke's sudden decision to leave the race...

Lacking magic of Senate run, O'Rourke drops presidential bid

Nov. 2, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate bid. Addressing supporters in Iowa, O'Rourke said he made the decision...

Top Democrats clash over health care at marquee Iowa event

Nov. 2, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The leading Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination clashed over the critical issue of health care while offering starkly contrasting visions for the nation's ideological direction before thousands of cheering Iowa activists at a raucous event kicking off the...

The Latest: Trump cites impeachment in Miss. campaign pitch

Nov. 2, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump campaigning in Mississippi (all times local): 10 p.m. President Donald Trump is citing the House impeachment inquiry as a reason that voters in Mississippi should vote for a Republican candidate for governor. Trump is in Mississippi trying to shore...

Why vote GOP in Mississippi? Trump cites impeachment inquiry

Nov. 2, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Friday at Democrats for a vote this week formalizing the House impeachment inquiry as he urged rallygoers in Mississippi to send a message to Washington by voting Republican in the state's upcoming gubernatorial race. Democrats are "disgracing...

Democrat Beto O'Rourke ends presidential campaign

Nov. 1, 2019 5:34 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke ends presidential campaign.