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Beto O'Rourke says he won't run for president in 2020

In the video above, correspondent Jon Wertheim asks Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke about their possible plans for higher office beyond 2018. Below is a transcript. For 60 Minutes full report on the Senate race in Texas, click here.

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The New Yorker

Calling for Beto in Texas

For the final month of the campaign, O'Rourke's field organization has channelled its get-out-the-vote efforts into more than seven hundred pop-up campaign offices. All over the state, people have offered their living rooms, home offices, bars, garages ...

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Laredo Morning Times

Beto O'Rourke visits Laredo fresh off debate with Ted Cruz

Fresh off his first senatorial debate stage, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke rode the momentum to the border on Saturday, hitting Del Rio, Eagle Pass and finally Laredo. RELATED: Cruz, O'Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate. La Posada's San ...

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The New Yorker

The Ted Cruz–Beto O'Rourke Debate Offers Two Very Different Views of Texas

If the first debate between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke, in the Texas campaign for the U.S. Senate, can be taken as a representative example, the adage also applies to politics. For fifty-eight minutes on Friday evening, at Southern Methodist University ...

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Washington Post

'Master of the Self-Own': People wonder why Ted Cruz tweeted popular video of ...

Sen. Ted Cruz's most popular tweet Friday night — the one with tens of thousands of likes, retweets and comments — ostensibly was meant to slam his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke. “In Beto O'Rourke's own words,” tweeted the Texas ...

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Mashable

Ted Cruz's latest dig at Beto O'Rourke on Twitter might be his vilest yet

Right before Senate hopeful Beta O'Rourke's debate with Cruz last night, where the sitting Senator skirted the question about whether police violence against African-Americans was a problem, Cruz released a seemingly innocuous video on Twitter ...

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Dallas News

Before Willie Nelson and Beto O'Rourke's joint concert, put these 7 facts in ...

WASHINGTON -- Willie Nelson headlines a concert for Rep. Beto O'Rourke later this month, and the joint appearance will put a spotlight on one of the more contentious issues in the Senate race: pot. Whatever else the country music legend has in common ...

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Esquire.com

On 'Colbert,' Beto O'Rourke Described a Vision of America Rooted in Integrity

While the President of the United States debases himself and his office once more this Thursday morning, ranting psychotically about Puerto Rico, we got a taste of what real American leadership might look like last night. Beto O'Rourke is running for ...

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Roll Call

Willie Nelson to Headline Rally for Texas Senate Candidate Beto O'Rourke

And for the first time ever, the 85-year-old country music star will take the stage to perform on behalf of a political candidate. Nelson is the headline act for a rally in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 29 for Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic Texas Senate ...

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Washington Post

Stephen Colbert blasts Ted Cruz for 'Late Show' ads during Beto O'Rourke ...

With a little over 50 days until Texas voters cast ballots, incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and his supporters are doing everything they can to quiet the buzz around suddenly surging Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke. In recent days, the Texas GOP ...

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USA TODAY

Beto O'Rourke within striking distance of Ted Cruz in latest poll of Texas' US ...

The CBS News Battleground Tracker also reported results in July, showing Cruz with a 10-point lead over O'Rourke among likely voters; 50 percent of respondents supported the Republican. Seven percent of people surveyed said they were undecided.

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Fox News

Cruz challenger Beto O'Rourke dinged for saying 'nothing more American' than ...

O'Rourke, a Democratic congressman, was asked at a recent campaign event about NFL players who kneel during the anthem. O'Rourke replied, “I can think of nothing more American than to peacefully stand up, or take a knee for your rights anytime, ...

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CNN

Beto O'Rourke's defense of anthem protests draws support from LeBron James

(CNN) A viral video of Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke discussing protests over racial injustice during the national anthem in the NFL has drawn a wave of praise and commentary from some high-profile athletes, including LeBron James.

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Esquire.co.uk

Who Is Beto O'Rourke? Meet The Man Democrats Hope Is The Next Obama

Beto O'Rourke is a member of the house of representatives for Texas who is currently running against Ted Cruz in the senate race. The 44-year-old is a few steps behind where Obama was on that night in 2004, but a speech he made this week might be one ...

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Business Insider

Beto O'Rourke is quickly becoming a national figure for Democrats at a time ...

Rep. Beto O'Rourke is quickly emerging as a national figure for the Democratic Party at a time when it's struggling to find a clear leader and overcome its somewhat stale image with voters nationwide. O'Rourke is running against Republican Sen. Ted ...

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CNN

Democrat Beto O'Rourke pulls within 4 points of Ted Cruz in Texas, new poll finds

... he would be the first Democrat to win a statewide seat in Texas since 1994, in a race that CNN has labeled as "Likely Republican." According to the poll, Latinos make up 20% of the registered voters in the sample, and they favor O'Rourke with 53 ...

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CBS News

New poll shows Ted Cruz 4 points ahead of Beto O'Rourke

A new NBC News/Marist poll shows that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is leading Democratic rival Rep. Beto O'Rourke by just four percentage points. Cruz has the support of 49 percent of registered voters polled, while O'Rourke has 45 percent. Cruz leads ...

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Business Insider

Beto O'Rourke, the Texas Democrat challenging Ted Cruz, has earned national ...

Rep. Beto O'Rourke, a Texas Democrat running against Sen. Ted Cruz, is receiving widespread plaudits for his viral defense of NFL players who protest police misconduct and gun violence. Democrats, critics of the president, and some influential voices ...

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WBUR

Democrat Beto O'Rourke Wants To Woo Texas Away From Ted Cruz

Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is putting up a noteworthy fight against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the upcoming midterm elections, trailing Cruz by single digits in the polls. But O'Rourke winning the seat would be a long shot in Texas, which hasn ...

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Washington Post

Trump slams ESPN, NFL players as Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke defends ...

As President Trump combined his criticisms of the NFL and ESPN at a rally Tuesday night, a passionate defense of players by Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke went viral. Replying to a question about player protests during a recent ...

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