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Presidential campaign would test Beto O'Rourke's elusive political identity

Republicans spent last year insisting O'Rourke was too liberal for Texas. Democrats have since scrutinized him from the left, an examination that will only intensify if he jumps into the presidential race.

Beto O'Rourke leads a counter protest with thousands of other El Pasoans at the same time President Trump holds a campaign rally, Monday, February 11, 2019, in El Paso, TX. Photo by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

"A younger, ragtag crowd"

“A work in progress”

“I’m not big on labels”

Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke at the El Pasoan of the Year ceremony in El Paso on Feb. 19, 2019.

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