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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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Open Borders: O’Rourke Proposes ‘Most Sweeping Rewrite Of US Immigration Law In A Generation’

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke revealed an extensive policy proposal on Wednesday that would overhaul the U.S immigration system. “We just announced a plan that would implement the most sweeping rewrite of U.S. immigration law in a generation and overcome years of inaction to finally advance a new vision of immigration that fully reflects our country’s values,” O’Rourke announced. The ...

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Beto O’Rourke Takes A Page Out Of Biden’s Playbook — Floats Stacey Abrams As Running Mate

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke suggested while campaigning in New Hampshire on Saturday that he might choose failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to run with him as his vice presidential candidate. “I’m one of 21 — [there’s a] long way to go. I feel it to be a little presumptuous to begin selecting or defining who a running mate ...

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Beto O’Rourke Hires Obama Delegate Chief As He Sinks In Polling

2020 Democratic candidate presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke hired former President Barack Obama’s delegate chief, the campaign announced Thursday. “We’re excited that Jeff Berman has joined our team,” O’Rourke said. “His expertise and proven success in navigating the primary process will help us put people back at the center of our democracy as we ensure every voice is heard during the ...

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Beto O’Rourke Signs The Same Campaign Pledge He Violated Last Election

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke signed the “No Fossil Fuel Money” pledge pushed by environmental activists — a pledge he signed and violated during the 2018 election cycle. “I’ve done it in large part because I was asked to by students at William and Mary, when I was in Virginia, students, young people, activists and advocates that I’ve met all ...

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Responding Officers Break Silence On Beto’s DWI Arrest: ‘No Doubt’ He Tried To Flee

The law enforcement officers who responded to Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s 1998 drunk driving crash are standing by their official report that the former Texas congressman tried to flee the scene. “I believe we have contradicting stories here,” Richard Carrera, the investigating officer, told The Texas Tribune on Tuesday. “I stand by my report.” Following the accident, Carrera brought ...

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Beto Calls Netanyahu A ‘Racist’ Who Doesn’t Represent The ‘True Will’ Of Israelis

2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “racist” who has sided with a “far-right racist party” on Sunday. The remarks were made to reporters after a campaign rally in Iowa, during which the former Democratic Texas U.S. Representative was asked about the conflict in the region, according to a CNN report. “I don’t think Benjamin ...

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Self-Cronyism: Beto O’Rourke Paid His And His Wife’s Company $110,000 In Campaign Funds

EL PASO, Texas — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke paid roughly $110,000 in campaign funds to a web development company while either he or his wife owned it, public records show. Beto for Texas paid Stanton Street Technology Group $58,544 during the 2011-12 election cycle, $39,060 during the 2013-14 cycle, $9,290 in the 2015-16 cycle and $32,778 during the 2017-18 ...

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Beto O’Rourke Follows In Obama’s Footsteps With Latest Campaign Hire

Presidential hopeful and former Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke revealed on Monday that he made a key addition to his campaign by hiring one of former President Barack Obama’s top campaign staffers. Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, who was Obama’s deputy campaign manager for his 2012 presidential run, will be serving as the campaign manager for O’Rourke’s 2020 Beto for America campaign. ...

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