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Party Politics

Analyzing Beto O’Rourke’s Run For President

The former Democratic Congressman enters the 2020 race. How well will he stack up against so many other candidates?

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Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke answers a question during a campaign stop at a brewery in Conway, N.H., Wednesday, March 20, 2019.


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This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer break down the new realities of the presidential race as the Beto O'Rourke campaign ramps up. Jay and Brandon analyze O'Rourke's political leanings and discuss the challenges he faces as he takes on the other candidates who want to lead the Democratic ticket in 2020.

Will O'Rourke's past come back to haunt him? Is he liberal, moderate, or progressive? How long can he dominate social media? How long can he continue to raise money?

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