‘Beto’ O’Rourke still very popular in Texas, the nation

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The Democratic presidential field continues to grow as Sen. Kamala Harris has now announced her intention to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020.

Harris joins Julian Castro, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Elizabeth Warren (more to come), as being the early announced candidates.

But according to the latest polls on who could fair the best in a very crowded presidential primary field, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former U.S. Senate nominee Roberto Francis “Beto” 0’Rourke.

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With his political popularity with the progressive grassroots around the country appearing to have staying power, O’Rourke may be the one candidate that could possibly overcome Biden’s and Sanders popularity within the Democratic Party voting base.

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How popular is “Beto?”

In driving around Austin, Texas alone, dozens and dozens of “Beto” for Senate yard signs still litter neighborhood. Many of these signs are worn out and the actual metal frames used to hold them up are already rusted out.

If the black and white signs look familiar. Whether it was by design or not, the signs look to be designed from the Black Lives Matter logo.

Aside from the yard signs, it seems as if every 7-10 cars are sporting a “Beto” bumper sticker.

The latest PPP January poll has O’Rourke defeating President Trump in a head-to-head matchup by 6 percentage points.

And as expected, a “Draft Beto for 2020” grassroots campaign has already popped up.

Could “Beto” O’Rourke be the Democratic answer to Trump?



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Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes Floridianpress.com, Judicialpost.com, shark-tank.com, and Hispolitica.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

 

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