O'Rourke's Donor Roots Are GOP Businessmen — WashPost

Lester Mason
March 16, 2019

Acording to the Post, the former congressman's GOP ties are likely to become an issue as he enters a crowded Democratic presidential primary field that has leaned leftward.

O'Rourke called for unity as made one of his first campaign stops in Iowa, saying that any Democrat in the race would be better suited for the nation's top office than Trump.

Klobuchar, asked about O'Rourke on Thursday, let out a hearty, "Welcome!"

"Well, I think he's got a lot of hand movement". Beyond a multi-day trip to Iowa, the only other public event on O'Rourke's schedule is his official campaign launch on March 30 in El Paso, his hometown and the place he represented as a member of Congress from his 2012 election until just a few months ago. "You may have that in Iowa as well, where farmers and ranchers and producers literally cannot get online, where people cannot start businesses in their own town or finish their education after high school because they cannot get online".

But Vela, who said he donated $2,000 to O'Rourke on Thursday, stopped short of endorsing O'Rourke or any other candidate, at least for now.


Some of these same lawmakers campaigned for O'Rourke in his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen.

Klobuchar said she does not believe O'Rourke tightens her lane - "I don't think there's lanes yet" - and dodged a question about his ability to raise money after he raised and spent $80 million in his Texas Senate race.

O'Rourke's campaign did not reply to The Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment.

The former USA representative, who lost to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in Texas' 2018 Senate race, released a video announcing his candidacy hours before starting a three-day tour across Iowa. "And, of course, he's someone that comes, like I do, from the center of the country".

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