Tag: O’Rourke, Beto

Beto O’Rourke Says Vanity Fair Cover Reinforced ‘Perception of Privilege’

WASHINGTON — Former Representative Beto O’Rourke attempted to revive his flagging presidential campaign on Tuesday, saying his failure to acknowledge the advantages of running for president as a white man who has led a life of relative privilege was a mistake. Appearing on ABC’s “The View,” Mr. O’Rourke said his statements about his wife and […]

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Iowa’s Likely Outcome for 2020 Contenders: A Field of Broken Dreams

ImageSenator Elizabeth Warren spoke to a crowd in Des Moines in January.CreditGabriella Demczuk for The New York Times IOWA CITY — It may be nearly nine months until the first balloting of the 2020 primary, but candidates are already practically tripping over one another in Iowa. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Bernie Sanders visited the same […]

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Can M.J. Hegar Finish the Job Beto Started?

Well, well, well. Joaquin Castro dithered and then declined, but a tougher Texas Democrat has stepped up to announce a challenge to our ruby red Republican senior senator, John Cornyn, who has had a death grip on that office since 2002. The contender, M.J. Hegar, is a tattooed, three-tour veteran of the Afghanistan war who […]

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The Death of Sandra Bland: Is There Anything Left to Investigate?

AUSTIN, Tex. — Sandra Bland seemed calm and rational — if annoyed — during a 2015 traffic stop that led to her confrontation with a state trooper. Three days later, she was dead, having hanged herself in her jail cell, the authorities said. What happened? A newly released video of the roadside encounter shot on […]

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The Long Run: The El Paso Homecoming That Set Beto O’Rourke’s Star on the Rise

EL PASO — Beto O’Rourke attracted the officers’ attention near the Texas-New Mexico state line, rocketing past them in a speeding Volvo, hustling to nowhere around 3 a.m. He was so inebriated when the police reached him — after he had collided with a truck and pivoted to a stop across the center median of […]

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Wonders if Trump Will Start Badgering Instagram Next

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘Tech Bro Tyrion Lannister’ […]

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At She the People Forum, Candidates Speak Directly to Women of Color

At a forum in Houston on Wednesday hosted by the political group She the People, Democratic presidential candidates spoke directly to a crucial constituency in their party’s primaries: women of color. The questions spanned a range of topics, including voting rights and health care, and were all asked by women of color, who make up […]

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In a Crowded Field, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke Stake Out Similar Turf

NASHUA, N.H. — The question was the same: Why should you be the Democratic nominee for president? The answers helped illustrate why Beto O’Rourke is stalling and Pete Buttigieg is surging in the first months of the campaign. “So, for whatever reason, the president has trained the focus of this country on the border, on […]

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How 2020 Democrats Are Gaming Out Trump Impeachment Quandary

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has worked for months to find traction in a crowded Democratic presidential primary, stepped forward on Friday with a call to arms: President Trump must be impeached. What followed, generally, was conspicuous silence — and not just from her colleagues in Congress. After sidestepping the explosive issue of impeachment for months […]

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Julián Castro Needs a Defining Moment. Has It Already Passed?

SAN ANTONIO — Julián Castro, in a baseball cap and zip-up hoodie, sipped an iced tea and considered how he could win the Democratic presidential nomination. “If everybody would just get out of the way,” he said on a recent afternoon, “I’d have a clear path.” He was only half-kidding. Mr. Castro is in need […]

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9 Takeaways From the Biggest Reveal of the 2020 Money Race So Far

The Democratic challengers to President Trump raised tens of millions of dollars in the first months of the 2020 presidential campaign, with Senator Bernie Sanders setting the pace for the field, with $18.2 million raised. As always, it is important to remember that winning the money race is not the goal itself but a means […]

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How Old Is 37? Depends on Your Gender

As the Democratic field for 2020 gets more crowded, several fresh young faces have begun to emerge. There’s Beto O’Rourke, 46, a Texas congressman who lost his Senate race against Ted Cruz last year. There’s Mayor Pete (last name Buttigieg), just 37 and a gay veteran, who runs the city of South Bend, Ind. (pop. […]

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The Argument: Should Biden Run?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Is Joe Biden the Democrats’ best hope to beat President Trump in 2020? Or is the former vice president woefully behind the times? This week on “The Argument,” Michelle Goldberg says that allegations of […]

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Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 Campaign Raised $9.4 Million in 18 Days

WASHINGTON — Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas raised $9.4 million over the first 18 days of his presidential bid, his campaign said on Wednesday, the latest sign of his ability to attract online donors even within a packed Democratic field. The total, which represents Mr. O’Rourke’s fund-raising haul for the first quarter of the […]

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Beto O’Rourke Raised $9.4 Million in 18 Days as a 2020 Candidate, His Campaign Says

WASHINGTON — Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas raised $9.4 million over the first 18 days of his presidential bid, his campaign said on Wednesday. The total, which represents Mr. O’Rourke’s fund-raising haul for the first quarter of the year, is smaller than the first-quarter numbers of two rivals, Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Kamala […]

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Beto O’Rourke Set to Kick Off Presidential Campaign in El Paso

EL PASO — Beto O’Rourke was set to officially kick off his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination Saturday morning during an outdoor rally near the border with Mexico. The setting, on the street that connects Mr. O’Rourke’s hometown, El Paso, with Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, symbolized what his campaign said would be one of Mr. […]

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In 2020 Southern Primaries, Victory for Democrats Begins With Black Women

ATLANTA — One presidential candidate was a black female senator from California, speaking with subdued precision and being received like distant kin at what used to be the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church in Atlanta. The other candidate was a white ex-congressman from Texas, barreling through South Carolina with an improvisational air of […]

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At Democratic Campaign Events, Mueller Report Is Not the Main Topic

RYE, N.H. — For Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday, it wasn’t quite campaigning as usual after the delivery of a long-awaited report from the special counsel roiled Washington over the weekend. But it was pretty close. At events across early primary states, voters asked about health care and school shootings and immigration. Questioners were far […]

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Is Betomania Real or Phony?

Within days of his announcement that he was running for the Democratic presidential nomination, Beto O’Rourke shot up in the rankings in terms of money, media coverage and Google searches. Then the knives came out — progressives, women, African-Americans and party loyalists all took a stab at him. The response to Beto is polarizing the […]

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