Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke has announced his candidacy for president.
He joins the already crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates.
El Paso news station KTSM first reported Wednesday that O’Rourke texted, “I’m really proud of what El Paso represents. It’s a big part of why I’m running.”
A new Vanity Fair profile published Wednesday also quoted O’Rourke as saying he is “just born to be in it.”
While O’Rourke lost his bid to unseat Republican senator Ted Cruz last year, the race vaulted him into the national spotlight.
And O’Rourke traveled to Iowa Thursday, kicking off the first multi-day tour of his campaign.