O’Rourke shows up at SXSW for premiere of ‘Running with Beto’ film


Beto O’Rourke showed up at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Texas on Saturday for the premiere of a documentary about his 2018 Senate campaign.

The former congressman and potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate spoke to a crowd in Austin at the premiere of HBO’s “Running with Beto,” praising the filmmakers for including scenes about other candidates in Texas.{mosads}

“There are so many candidacies, so many leaders,” he said. “We got to be part of this amazing thing in Texas over the last two years, and it continues.” 

O’Rourke was also expected to participate in a panel discussion after the film’s showing, according to the Houston Chronicle

O’Rourke is mulling a 2020 presidential run following his upstart Senate campaign last year against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), a race O’Rourke lost by under 3 points.

The Dallas Morning News reported last week that O’Rourke is likely to jump into the White House race.

If he does enter the race, he’ll be facing off against several prominent progressive and Democratic candidates including Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), among others.

“Running with Beto” will come out on HBO in May. It debuted at SXSW, an annual festival of music, technology, media and other topics held in Austin.

Tags 2020 election Bernie Sanders Beto O'Rourke Beto O'Rourke Elizabeth Warren SXSW Ted Cruz
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