Beto O'Rourke

Former congressman Beto O’Rourke has secured multiple endorsements on the first day of his candidacy, including from several high-profile lawmakers whom do not hail from his home state of Texas.
Reps. Kathleen Rice and Sean-Patrick Maloney of New York, Stephanie Murphy of Florida, and former Maryland Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley backed O’Rourke.
Rice and Maloney’s early endorsements of O’Rourke were particularly notable considering one of the members of their state’s delegation, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, is also running for president.

Within less than 12 hours of announcing his 2020 presidential campaign, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke had secured multiple endorsements from high-profile lawmakers — many of whom do not hail from his home state of Texas.

The endorsements came from several of O’Rourke’s former moderate Democratic House colleagues, including Reps. Kathleen Rice and Sean-Patrick Maloney of New York, Stephanie Murphy of Florida, and former Maryland Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley.

O’Rourke also secured the endorsement of Rep. Veronica Escobar, the congresswoman who represents the El Paso, Texas congressional district O’Rourke vacated to run for US Senate in 2018.

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