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O'Rourke has been hinting for months that he would run for the Democratic nomination for Senate, and earlier today posted on Facebook: "Together, we can do something really big, and really powerful for the state of Texas-and for this country".
O'Rourke will reportedly make the announcement in his hometown of El Paso, which he has represented since 2013.
Senator Cruz's campaign has yet to respond to O'Rourke's intentions. His twin brother, Julian, served as Housing Secretary in the Obama administration and was floated as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race.
U.S. Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-San Antonio, also has been considering entering the Senate race and has promised a decision by the end of April. O'Rourke survived a 2006 recall effort by opponents of downtown El Paso redevelopment that he supported.
"So you don't know until you do it", O'Rourke said. In a statement Wednesday Castro's political director Matthew Jones said, "It's no secret that Joaquin is heavily weighing a Senate run, and he will continue to have those discussions with his family, friends and supporters across Texas".
Democratic Congressman Robert "Beto" O'Rourke plans a campaign announcement in El Paso tomorrow and sounds as if he's ready to challenge Republican Senator Ted Cruz for his Senate seat next year.
O'Rourke grabbed national headlines earlier in March when he took a bipartisan road trip across the United States with Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) after a winter storm in the East Coast grounded flights to DC.
Cruz, who was one of the last GOP candidates standing in the race to the White House, said he planned to run for re-election in May 2016. His father once was the El Paso County judge, and O'Rourke is a former member of the El Paso city council. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, demonstrated a talent for winning positive notice and using social media to engage a large audience. An able campaigner, the Texas senator boosted his national prominence past year after finishing second in the crowded 2016 GOP presidential primary.
The Council will meet again on March 31, and will finalise the rules and formats for the new indirect tax regime. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the countrymen on passing of GST Bill in Lok Sabha.
Groups within Amazon are often encouraged to come up with zany initiatives, of which many are shelved after further discussion. It is a very large market and one now dominated by regular markets on the street, paving the way for a new supermarket chain.
Even before the decision to pull the health care bill, Republican lawmakers were anxious about the impact of a potential defeat. The President and Republican leaders agreed to pull the vote on Friday after it became apparent it would not get enough votes.
It will also enable users to recharge their mobile number from within the Truecaller app itself, the bank said in a statement. Truecaller today at its first " Stay Ahead " event announced its largest ever brand and product transformation.
By drastically reducing the tax rate, more cash will go to the potential owners of the Saudi Aramco compared to the government. The company's oil production is Saudi Arabia's main source of revenue and its finances are not publicly disclosed.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has hailed virtual reality as the next major computing platform after mobile devices. His inventive spirit helped kickstart the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry.
It's not hard to see why ISPs oppose privacy regulations , especially in the wake of online entities such as Google and Facebook. Bulk aggregate information, like how much data you used, were classified as non-sensitive and could be managed via opt-out.
Welch surrendered to police when he found no evidence that children were being harbored there, D.C. police said at the time. And he is so anxious by things he discovered at the White House , he had no choice but to tell ... the White House.
The Miami Heat picked up an important 97-96 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Heat: G Dion Waiters (left ankle) was out again, and there is still no timetable for his return.
The two met in the Kremlin on Friday and "were on the same wavelength", according to one of Ms Le Pen's aides, Ludovic de Danne. She has also noted that if she is elected as president, mosques and places of Islamic teaching will be closed down.
Nationwide, $4.1 billion was awarded by the Justice Department in grants for local policing, Sessions said. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks during the daily White House press briefing on Monday.
Mets' Familia suspended 15 games for domestic violence
The suspension puts Familia right in line with how the league has punished players recently for similar domestic violence issues. Familia denied hitting his wife that night and described his actions as "inappropriate behavior".
Trump notches his 13th golf course visit
In that review, the GAO estimated that an official speech in IL , followed by a golf weekend in Florida, cost about $3.6 million. On the weekend of February 25, Trump stayed in DC, but visited the Trump International hotel for dinner on Saturday night.
Ford recalls 440K vehicles for fire risk, door latch trouble
To fix the issue, dealers will install service kits which include a coolant level sensor with supporting hardware and software. Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 548 2017 Ford F-450 and F-550 vehicles to replace the driveshaft.
Adele: 'I don't know if I will ever tour again'
Adele recently confirmed she had married long-term partner Simon Konecki, the father of her four-year-old son Angelo. To be frank, her identity as a touring musician never seemed integral to her overall career as a performer.
11-year-old badly burned by homemade slime
Quinn said other mothers have told her that their children have used Borax to make slime "a million times" with no ill effects. One child in MA ended up with third-degree burns on her hands, and now, her mother is speaking out about the dangers.
Strong-to-severe storms likely today
Part of North Texas was placed under a tornado watch late Sunday, but the severe weather stayed east of Wichita Falls. The strongest storms will be possible along and northwest of a line from Demopolis to Alabaster to Gadsden.