Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 presidential bid

O'Rourke's foray into the presidential race is the culmination of an unlikely political rise that began with his decision to challenge Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 U.S. Senate race in Texas.
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Transcript for Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 presidential bid
This is the first day of our campaign. To serve you. Dessert EG US president United States of America. On what he wore. We everybody could care less to party affiliation. In other words otherwise divide is at this moment true. We're really do we are if we we've made. Or raped this great country and our democracy challenge for us they have never been greater and a lifetime of anyone in this room. Economic challenges we face in a country. We're and a house never war and how Knox and her struggle harder. Where there are millions more on Abel is the proper order prescription particular. Purpose than the regular the next day in school. Our country who has the opportunity to get face the challenge to make sure that we square feet bass lines. You are things we can. While we still can't the scientists are indicted this is our last. Best chance and we even people this country the last best hope of earth that we are or we are. Right now all of this. Our ability to meet the challenges and it's easy opportunities before us is predicated. Is democracy. Working again this capture it deserves and corrupted by the influence of money. And privileged and well it corporation's purchase outcomes of legislation. At all engines that power must be returned to people's all the way in which we campaign. Is the way in which we seek to go to bring everybody can listen to everyone. I'm sure people orders from Kenya's more than 320. Million people on the greatest country you heard ever know.

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