O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail

O'Rourke says he won't use 'f-word' on campaign trail
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Democratic presidential contender Beto O'RourkeBeto O'Rourke2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Bullock makes CNN debate stage The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump digs in ahead of House vote to condemn tweet MORE said Sunday he plans to "keep it clean" and avoid using the "f-word" moving forward in his presidential campaign.

O'Rourke, who launched his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination last week, was asked during a stop in Wisconsin if he would "clean up his act" and stop using profanities in front of his children, The Associated Press reported.

"I don’t intend to use the f-word going forward. Point taken, and very strongly made..." he said. "We’re going to keep it clean."

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A Vanity Fair profile published a day before O'Rourke entered the 2020 race included an anecdote in which O'Rourke says "motherf-----" as he cuts through a busy intersection with his young kids in tow. He then apologizes to his children. 

The AP reported that O'Rourke assured voters that he's never taken LSD, and that there's "nothing" more in his past that could surface that would hurt his candidacy. 

The El Paso Democrat told voters that he previously visited Wisconsin as part of a tour with his punk rock band.

O'Rourke entered the field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates last week, joining Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenNew CDC overdose estimates are nothing to celebrate 2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Democratic Houston councilwoman announces Senate bid MORE (D-Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi Harris2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Biden's health care gaffe shows he's not ready for prime time The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP MORE (D-Calif.), Amy KlobucharAmy Jean Klobuchar2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Democrats warm to idea of studying reparations Bullock makes CNN debate stage MORE (D-Minn.), Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP Democrats warm to idea of studying reparations MORE (D-N.J.) and Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Cardi B posts message of support for Ilhan Omar #IStandWithIlhan trends after crowd at Trump rally chants 'send her back' MORE (I-Vt.), among others, in seeking the nomination.

The El Paso Democrat has been scrutinized early in the campaign over his membership in a hacking group as a teenager, as well as his comments about how he "sometimes" helps his wife raise their kids.

He has said he's not proud of his involvement int he hacking group, and has said he'll be more mindful when talking about his family in the future.