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Reality bites Beto after high-flying kickoff

Beto O’Rourke has seen little movement in polls since he announced his 2020 run, and he posted an impressive — but not first-in-class — fundraising total for the year’s first quarter. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Share [...]

Beto O’Rourke backs reparations commission

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas said Thursday that if elected president he would sign off on a resolution that calls for the creation of a commission to study reparations for the descendants of slaves. The embrace of the reparations push [...]

Beto O’Rourke, Bernie Sanders vie for same young voters in 2020 campaign

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the growing Democratic presidential field, they seem like a study in opposites. One’s 77, a democratic socialist from the U.S.-Canada border state of Vermont, who exudes a curmudgeonly grumpiness and bursts with [...]

‘He can’t DIY things like he did in Texas’: Beto goes mainstream

Beto O’Rourke’s burgeoning campaign organization is a concession to the unique rigors of a crowded presidential campaign, but it’s also a reflection of the vastly different landscape he faces in 2020. | Ethan Miller/Getty [...]

Kamala puts Beto on notice

Presidential candidate Kamala Harris plans to court delegates in Texas, stepping on the turf of fellow Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke. | Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Kamala is coming [...]

Beto O’Rourke draws 2020 Democrats’ ire

DUBUQUE, Iowa — Back when he was still just teasing a presidential run, Beto O’Rourke told “Vanity Fair” he was “born to be in” the race. Now that he’s campaigning to far greater media attention and much larger crowds than many [...]

Beto O’Rourke ‘mortified’ over articles written as teen member of Cult of the Dead Cow hacker group

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke expressed regret Friday over writings he contributed as a teenage member of the Cult of the Dead Cow hacker group. “I’m mortified to read it now, incredibly embarrassed, but I have to take [...]

The Beto backlash

By ELIZABETH RALPH  03/15/2019 01:07 PM EDT */ ]]> RULING THE WEEK THE BETO BACKLASH — Beto O’Rourke burst on the 2020 scene this week (yes, he’s running) with a desert-scape Vanity Fair cover that’s got everyone talking. The [...]

‘Not one woman got that kind of coverage’: Beto backlash begins

Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke speaks to local residents during a meet and greet at the Beancounter Coffeehouse & Drinkery, March 14, in Burlington, Iowa. | AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall 2020 elections Many Democrats [...]

Beto O’Rourke storms Iowa

Entering Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state, far later than most of his competitors, Beto O’Rourke is attempting to position himself as a unifying figure in the Democratic primary | Raul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images 2020 elections The [...]