Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) announced in a video Thursday that he is launching a campaign to formally seek the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential race. In the campaign video, O'Rourke said we are "the last great hope of Earth" in a moment of "maximum peril."
"This is going to be a positive campaign that seeks to bring out the very best from every single one of us, that seeks to unite a very divided country. We saw the power of this in Texas," O'Rourke said in his announcement.
O'Rourke will hold a rally for his campaign in El Paso, Texas later on Thursday.