"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", O'Rourke said in the text.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke urged full legalization of marijuana in the U.S.in remarks on the first day of his 2020 presidential run, but also called for stigmatizing the drug like tobacco to discourage children from using it. "I don't see how we're able to meet any of the fundamental challenges that we have as a country without, in part, harnessing the power of the market". "This city is the best example of this country at its best".
O'Rourke, 47, served three terms in Congress representing a region of West Texas along the USA border with Mexico.
With his presidential effort, O'Rourke is hoping to leverage the fame he gained with his Senate race.
An influential Iowa poll released last week showed O'Rourke as the first choice of just 5 percent of Democratic voters, behind four contenders, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not yet declared a bid, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. He seems like a guy who knows how to say what his audience wants to hear. He visited with students in the key swing state of Wisconsin. And because Trump is known for his Twitter typos, and V and B are right next to each other on a keyboard, it took people a second to realize he was actually announcing his intention to veto the Senate's vote rejecting Trump's declaration of a National Emergency over immigration at the southwestern border.
Starting with the Iowa caucuses next year, the Democrat who amasses the majority of delegates nationwide in a series of nominating contests will be nominated at the party's convention in the summer, and will likely face Trump in November's general election.