Beto O'Rourke has confirmed he's running for president

Beto O'Rourke is running for President in 2020

Beto O' Rourke has announced that he is running for president in 2020. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the 2018 midterm elections.

O' Rourke heads to Iowa amid some signs his popularity there has waned in the past several weeks, as he has publicly deliberated about a run while more than a dozen Democrats leapt into the race.

Despite his defeat, O'Rourke swiftly emerged as a top Democratic presidential contender, drawing comparisons to Barack Obama for his charisma and hopeful message.

Beto O'Rourke is running for President in 2020
O'Rourke confirms to El Paso TV station that he'll run for president

Prior to his Senate bid, O'Rourke had kept a relatively low profile as a three-term congressman with little name recognition.

The field of Democratic candidates already includes Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Julian Castro, among others.

"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", he wrote.

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"I'm a capitalist", O'Rourke told reporters last month.

In the article, O'Rourke did not outright say he is running, be he said things like "I want to run".

In 2012, he won against incumbent Democratic congressman Silvestre Reyes in a Latino-majority district, and was re-elected twice before giving up his seat to run against Cruz.

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Several reports said that O'Rourke's volunteers from his Senate run had been contacted and urged to be ready to get back to work.

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