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USA: O'Rourke kicks off campaign for Democratic presidential nomination

United States, El Paso
March 31, 2019 at 06:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former representative for Texas's 16th congressional district Beto O'Rourke kicked off his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in his hometown El Paso on Saturday.

O'Rourke voiced his support of immigration saying that El Paso is a safe city because of "immigrants and asylum seekers."

"Let's agree, going forward, before we are anything else, we are Americans first," added O'Rourke.

His supporters in turn lauded him for being "inclusive" and a "uniter".

O'Rourke is one of 18 confirmed candidates competing to challenge US President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

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Former representative for Texas's 16th congressional district Beto O'Rourke kicked off his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in his hometown El Paso on Saturday.

O'Rourke voiced his support of immigration saying that El Paso is a safe city because of "immigrants and asylum seekers."

"Let's agree, going forward, before we are anything else, we are Americans first," added O'Rourke.

His supporters in turn lauded him for being "inclusive" and a "uniter".

O'Rourke is one of 18 confirmed candidates competing to challenge US President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.

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