Texas politician with Leitrim roots announces US Presidential ambition

Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke has announced he’s running for President.

The 46-year-old Democrat, who claims relations from Glencar in north Leitrim, and is a former punk rocker, rose to prominence during the mid-term elections.

He used social media and broke fundraising records to run Senator Ted Cruz close.

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He’s now announced he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for the 2020 race.