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New Poll: Bad News for Beto as He Continues to Push Gun Confiscation

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Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s support for confiscating Americans’ firearms doesn’t appear to have helped buoy the Texas Democrat’s presidential campaign, according to a poll published Tuesday. O’Rourke struggled to maintain 2% of the vote in a Wall Street Journal poll conducted Sept. 13-16 of 506 Democratic primary voters. His numbers didn’t change much since July, when the former lawmakers pulled in ...

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Beto’s AR-15 Flip-Flop: O’Rourke Supports Confiscation Now, But Opposed It Just Last Year

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s promise Thursday to confiscate AR-15s from Americans who legally own them is a flip flop from his position on the issue when he was running for Senate last year in Texas. “If you purchased that AR-15, if you own it, keep it. Continue to use it responsibly,” O’Rourke said in an April 9, 2018 interview ...

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Beto’s Newest Gun Control Idea Involves Controlling What Americans Can Buy With A Credit Card

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas is pushing financial institutions into refusing service to Americans who are seeking to purchase semi-automatic rifles, among other forms of artillery. O’Rourke is planning on using the Democratic debate in Houston to drum up pressure on credit card companies, ABC reporter Jeffrey Cook noted in a tweet Thursday. The Texas Democrat is struggling to ...

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Beto O’Rourke Calls For Mandatory Buybacks Of ‘Assault Weapons,’ Nationwide Gun Licensing Program

Beto O’Rourke on Friday called for mandatory buybacks of so-called assault weapons, and a nationwide gun licensing program. The Democratic presidential candidate unveiled his five-point plan a day after he announced a reset of his campaign. O’Rourke, who is polling in the low single digits, suspended his campaign after a mass shooting in his hometown of El Paso on Aug. ...

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Houston Paper Calls For Beto To Drop Out

A Houston paper said Monday Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke should abandon his “vanishingly small” presidential hopes and come home to run for a Senate spot. The Houston Chronicle editorial implored the candidate, a former Texas representative for Texas’ 16th District from 2013-2019, to drop out of the race to focus on state priorities, including how to grapple with the ...

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Beto O’Rourke Says He’s ‘Open’ To ‘Mandatory’ Gun Buybacks

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Monday that he’s “open” to a “mandatory” gun buyback program. O’Rourke went on left-wing podcast “Pod Save America,” where he was asked if he would be open to “gun licenses and mandatory buyback programs like they did in Australia” if elected president. “Yes. And I’m open to them right now as a candidate. It ...

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Beto Compares Trump Campaign Event To A Nazi Rally

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke on Monday compared President Trump’s political event in North Carolina last week to Nazi party rallies held in Germany during Adolph Hitler’s reign. In an interview with ABC News, O’Rourke said that he believes Trump is racist. He also said that Trump’s speech in Greenville, N.C. last Wednesday in which he went after Minnesota Rep. ...

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Beto Raises Less Than $4 Million As One Poll Puts Him At 0%

Beto O’Rourke is set to report only $3.6 million for April-June, a dismal performance given its previous quarter and in the wake of polling as low as zero percent. The number is a significant decline for O’Rourke, who raised $9.4 million Jan-March and boasted a $6.1 million first-day haul after announcing his presidential run March 14, Political reported. O’Rourke’s polling ...

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Hickenlooper’s Finance Director Jumps Ship To Join Beto’s Campaign

Multiple key staffers reportedly announced their departure from former Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s presidential campaign. Three staffers are exiting Hickenlooper’s campaign, Politico reported. Dan Sorenson, the finance director, has left and moved to former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rouke‘s 2020 campaign, according to Lauren Hitt, Hickenlooper’s spokesperson. Hitt also announced she will be “transitioning out” in upcoming weeks. Brad Komar, the ...

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Beto O’Rourke Proposes ‘War Tax’ For Non-Military Households

Democratic 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke unveiled a policy plan Monday to improve health care for veterans, including a “war tax” on households without service members or veterans. The “war tax” would feed into what O’Rourke calls the Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for future wars, reported the Texas Tribune. This country must be willing to pay any price and bear ...

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Beto Hires Ralph Northam’s Communications Adviser as First Democratic Debate Nears

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke hired the communications director for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Wednesday as Democrats gear up for the 2020 presidential election. He hired Ofirah Yheskel, who formerly worked as Northam’s communications director, and three other people to round out his communications team. Rachel Thomas, hired from the Democratic digital organization ACRONYM, and Aleigha Cavalier as his national ...

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Beto O’Rourke’s LGBTQ Plan Includes Forcing Schools To Let Male Athletes Compete In Girls’ Sports

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s new plan on LGBT issues includes forcing schools to include male athletes who identify as transgender girls on female sports teams. O’Rourke’s plan for “LGBTQ+ Equality,” which he released on Wednesday, includes passing the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make “sexual orientation and gender identity” protected characteristics under ...

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Beto O’Rourke Presents LGBTQ Policy Proposal: ‘Current Administration Is Encouraging’ Discrimination

Democratic 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke presented his policy proposal concerning the LGBTQ community, Wednesday, describing an agenda to reverse Trump Administration policies he says infringe upon LGBTQ rights. “LGBTQ+ Americans have made incredible progress over the past decade, thanks in large part to the tireless efforts of activists and advocates — but too many LGBTQ+ people still lack protection under ...

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