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.
He’s now announced he’ll seek the Democratic nomination for the 2020 race.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 14, 2019
– Beto O'Rourke's great-great-grandfather was born in Leitrim https://t.co/uoLEP1ROXF
– Naturalized in 1868 https://t.co/LzbJDXjizW
– Lived in Missouri and Nebraska, built railroads https://t.co/SlalJEtuJ9
– Died in a buggy accident ¯https://t.co/eYBNQPqQir
— ⭐ amy o'connor ⭐ (@amyohconnor) November 6, 2018