Beto O’Rourke rose from an unknown representative to political stardom during his campaign against Ted Cruz in Texas. Now the former El Paso councilman plans to take on Donald Trump. Get to know him with Meet the Candidates 2020: Beto O’Rourke: A Voter's Guide.
In his run for the Democratic nomination and ultimately president, Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke hopes to recapture the energy from his surprise challenge of incumbent Republican senator Ted Cruz in 2018. He seems poised to do so after raising over $6 million in 24 hours after announcing his candidacy, beating Bernie Sanders’ record mark. But O’Rourke’s momentum is largely drawn from his character; his policies are less emphasized.
Meet the Candidates: Beto O’Rourke: A Voter’s Guide defines O’Rourke’s policy and examines his chances against Donald Trump. Immigration reform, a two-state solution, the Green New Deal, antitrust laws, single-payer healthcare—this quick read will show you where O’Rourke falls on all the major issues, and if he’ll be getting your vote.
The Meet the Candidates 2020 series is the informed voter’s guide to making a decision in the 2020 Democratic primary and presidential election. Each book gives an unbiased, political insider’s analysis of each contender, featuring: candidate interviews; an introduction by campaign adviser, Democratic Coalition co-founder, and Dworkin Report host Scott Dworkin; and compilation and writing by Occupy Democrats Editor at Large Grant Stern. In two hours of reading, you’ll understand their defining characteristics, credentials, campaign issues, challenges, presidential chances, and everything else you need to know to decide who should challenge Donald Trump. Whether it’s for Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Cory Booker, or another, Meet the Candidates is what you need to make an informed vote for president in 2020.