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Beto O'Rourke to run for White House in 2020

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Former Congressman On Thursday (local time) announced that he will be running for the in the upcoming

In a video posted on his account, said, "This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us. The challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crisis in our economy, our democracy and our climate have never been greater. They will either consume us, or they will afford us the greatest opportunity to unleash the genius of the of America"

With his announcement, joins a crowded field of more than a dozen Democrats vying for the party's nomination, reported

In the video, O'Rourke further added that he will run a "positive campaign".

"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," said O'Rourke.

The last year's mid-term elections thrust O'Rourke into the national spotlight, despite him losing the race for post in against Republican

O'Rourke's announcement has come a day after the reports of former US likely running for the presidency had surfaced in the media.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 20:14 IST