Beto O'Rourke is jumping into the race for president, he told an El Paso TV station in a text message Wednesday. "I think I'd be good at it". In particular, during Trump's border wall rally back in February, at the El Paso County Coliseum, adjacent to the venue was a baseball field where on the same night O'Rourke rallied with other local community leaders to strike down Trump's claims that the border wall plays a key role in the safety of the country.
In a video embedded in the tweet, the 46-year-old said while his wife sat beside him that he will run a "positive campaign that seeks to bring out the very best from every single one of us, that seeks to unite a very divided country", Xinhua news agency reported.More news: Multiple deaths in shooting at Mosque
Alice Davis, a retired teacher from Burlington, said O'Rourke "seems to be kind of a centrist, which I think we need".
O'Rourke constantly avoided answering how he would handle migrant caravans that was heading toward the U.S. -Mexico border, despite immigration and border security overwhelmingly being the top issues for voters in Texas. This is just one recent example in O'Rourke's career of neglecting taxpayers. Included on the Castro endorsement list were state Sens.More news: Trump on Brexit: I'm Surprised at How Badly it Has All Gone
Some of these same lawmakers campaigned for O'Rourke in his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. National Democrats were attracted to O'Rourke's record-breaking $80 million raised during his campaign, compared to Cruz's $37 million, also a record.
O' Rourke heads to Iowa amid some signs his popularity there has waned in the past several weeks, as he has publicly deliberated about a run while more than a dozen Democrats leapt into the race.More news: Alleged Gambino crime boss shot, killed outside Staten Island home
"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", he said. "He asked about: What will this do to my family? Do I see something that I uniquely can provide, for what the country needs right now?"