THE TEXAS democrat narrowly lost to Ted Cruz in a race for the US Senate and has now announced his bid to secure the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election.
A father-of-three with a penchant for delivering uplifting and impassioned speeches drawing comparisons to Barack Obama, here’s everything you need to know about Beto O’Rourke:
Has no idea how to pronounce his first name either.
Is often seen with his shirt sleeves rolled up which scientifically proves he is ‘a man of the people’.
Odds of becoming president have dramatically increased over the last few months, just like Donald Trump’s blood pressure when he heard the news.
O’Rourke is thought to be a handsome and sophisticated candidate who polls well with women, which will really piss Trump off.
Has yet to receive a withering nickname from Trump but president will likely settle on Beto O’Dork.
Hopes his story of marrying woman in line to inherit $500 million fortune connects with ordinary American voters.
Is not Hillary Clinton which automatically improves his chances of not being on the receiving end of a rant from your uncle.
However, just like Trump he has achieved very little during his time in political office.
Most likely to win Democratic nomination for 2020 if the party reverts to a Royal Rumble style selection process.