O'Rourke says he gave more to charity than tax returns show

FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke says his family donated more to charity than reported on past tax returns because it wasn't interested in taking deducti...

In 2020 race, Sanders and O'Rourke vie for same young voters

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In the growing Democratic presidential field, they seem like a study in opposites. One's 77, a democratic socialist from the U.S.-Canada border state of Vermont,...

AP FACT CHECK: O'Rourke misleads on young voter turnout

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has said in recent weeks that his visiting all 254 counties in Texas during his failed Senate bid last year helped boost the state's voter turnout. That...

The Latest: O'Rourke says immigrants strengthen US

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has told 1,0...

O'Rourke formally launches 2020 bid with 3 Texas rallies

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is formally kicking off his presidential campaign with three rallies across his home state, where he came close enough to upsetting Sen. Ted Cruz to generate the na...

The Origin Story: A blind date, a border and Beto O'Rourke

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — "1659." Thirty-two-year-old Beto O'Rourke didn't know what the text arriving to his flip phone meant. But he knew it was from the woman he'd taken to Mexico on ...

The Origin Story: A blind date, a border and Beto O'Rourke

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — "1659." Thirty-two-year-old Beto O'Rourke didn't know what the text arriving to his flip phone meant. But he knew it was from the woman he'd taken to Mexico on ...

Split ideology: Beto O'Rourke is in liberal, centrist lanes

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — At a packed eastern Iowa house party, a staffer for Democrat Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign tried to clear enough space for the candidate to reach the kitchen, where he wou...

Takeaways from Beto O'Rourke's presidential launch

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa (AP) — After weeks of hype, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke swung through Iowa for the first time and strode into the presidential race to larger crowds and more media attention th...

Other 2020 Dems begin sharpening criticism of Beto O'Rourke

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Back when he was still just teasing a presidential run, Beto O'Rourke told "Vanity Fair" he was "born to be in" the race. Now that he's campaigning to far greater media attention ...

Democrat Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 White House bid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke formally announced Thursday that he'll seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, ending months of intense speculation over whether he'd try...

O'Rourke documentary provides no hints on possible 2020 run

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is sitting in his kitchen hours after a closer-than-expected Texas Senate race loss to Ted Cruz, musing about how his campaign brought out the best in thousands of s...

Ralph Hall, oldest-ever member of US House, dead at age 95

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House and a man who claimed to have once sold cigarettes and Coca-Cola to the bank-robbing duo of Bonnie and Clyde...

O'Rourke team begins national staffing talks amid 2020 buzz

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke's advisers have begun speaking to Democratic political strategists about positions in a national campaign as the former Texas congressman promises to announce a deci...

O'Rourke says he's decided on 2020, will announce plans soon

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke has made up his mind about a 2020 presidential run and said Wednesday that he will announce his intentions soon, further increasing anticipation that one of the most...