Elizabeth Warren and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, have also spoken of the need for the USA government to reckon with and make up for centuries of stolen labor and legal oppression. Kirsten Gillibrand said of O'Rourke on Thursday. Ted Cruz previous year, he was little known outside his hometown of El Paso, on Texas' border with Mexico. "I do. I think I'd be good at it". Ted Cruz, but Martinez said the Castro campaign asked and he said yes, and it was unclear at the time if O'Rourke was going to run.
Moreover, he became a sensation during a campaign during a grassroots campaign where social media was utilized to reach out to the younger generation of voters as well as the minorities.
He plans to head to Iowa for a three-day trip starting Thursday, the Dallas Morning News reported, and his supporters were receiving emails asking for help sending out text messages Thursday morning.
But Branham said he believes O'Rourke could ultimately have another position in mind as he launches this presidential bid.
Klobuchar was not the only 2020 candidate to welcome O'Rourke on Thursday.
She said, "He's not too far left, as some people are, and I think he could appeal to a lot of voters". He said only that, in speaking to others "who are much smarter on this issue", he's been told that the country needs to address its grim history with respect to racism before any fix can take place.
According to the latest opinion polls on the 2020 presidential race, O'Rourke is ranked in the top of contenders, behind former US Vice President Joe Biden, and US Senator Bernie Sanders.
But Republicans are also piling on.