Democratic star Beto O'Rourke confirms he's running for president

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Branham said while O'Rourke is a viable candidate, he said he thinks O'Rourke will face different challenges from the Senate race with so many well-known and well-funded Democratic competitors. "I don't think anybody in that race knows what it's like".

An official announcement is coming Thursday morning, O'Rourke said via text message to KTSM in El Paso.

"I want to make sure that we have leadership that reflects that need, that is able to reflect and share the truth and bring a reckoning to this country that is hundreds of years in the making", O'Rourke said.

"I want to be in it", O'Rourke said.

"Let us not allow our differences to define us as at this moment", O'Rourke told a whooping crowd, his heels perched at the countertop's edge.

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Some of these same lawmakers campaigned for O'Rourke in his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen.

Beto O'Rourke, the affable former congressman who rose to political stardom previous year when he almost ousted a Republican senator in traditionally conservative Texas, reportedly said Wednesday he is running for president.

"I could care less about your party persuasion", O'Rourke said.

Having served as a member of the city council of El Paso, a Texas town that borders Mexico, O'Rourke said he will work to ensure that all Americans, irrespective of where they are, "can acknowledge that if immigration is a problem, it's the best possible problem this country can have". Strong fundraising and high-profile media coverage propelled O'Rourke to within three points of Cruz, an unprecedented finish for a Democrat in a state-wide Texas race. "He asked about: What will this do to my family?" Do I see a path to win? "And, of course, he's someone that comes, like I do, from the center of the country".