An El Pasoan runs for president

On March 14, 2019, Beto O’Rourke announced his candidacy for U.S. president on social media with a video. O’Rourke, a native El Pasoan, most recently served as the region’s congressman, representing the 16th U.S. district. He officially launched his presidential campaign at a rally in El Paso on March 30.

This special section of follows his journey in the race to the White House.

Starting on the campaign trail