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Beto O'Rourke Presidential Campaign Collection


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Title: Beto O'Rourke Presidential Campaign Collection, 2018-2020Add to your cart.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in chronological order.

Subjects: Presidents - United States - Election, Texas - History, Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives, United States - Politics and government

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains materials regarding Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 Democratic Presidential campaign.

Collection Historical Note

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke was born in El Paso, Texas on September 26, 1972. O’Rourke has spent his life in El Paso, Texas and has gone on to be considered a “Progressive” Democratic Party affiliate. In 2005, Beto was elected to the El Paso City Council beginning for two terms. He then went on to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 16th District of his home state. O’Rourke won the seat with a 50.5% majority in the 2012 election cycle. Beto again won re-election to the House of Representatives in 2014 and 2016. In 2018, Beto ran an unsuccessful, but very popular, campaign against incumbent, Ted Cruz, for the Texas State Senate. On March 13, 2019 Beto O’Rourke announced his bid for the Democratic candidate for the upcoming 2020 Presidential campaign.

Subject/Index Terms

Presidents - United States - Election
Texas - History
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives
United States - Politics and government

Administrative Information

Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

Use Restrictions:

The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

Please contact the Newton Gresham Library's Special Collections and University Archives department to request permissions to reproduce materials for any other purpose, or to obtain information regarding the copyright status of a particular digital image, text, audio or video recording.

Preferred Citation: Beto O'Rourke Presidential Campaign Collection. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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Folder 1: "The Washington Post" Clipping, 2018, December 5Add to your cart.
Contains a newspaper clipping from "The Washington Post" of the article 'O'Rourke, Pondering 2020, Met with Obama'
Folder 2: "Mother Jones", 2019, FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Contains an article from the publication "Mother Jones," 'Kind of Blue'
Folder 3: "Beto for America" Newsletter, 2019, March 14Add to your cart.
Contains the "Beto for America" newsletter
Folder 4: "The Washington Post" Clipping, 2019, March 15Add to your cart.
Contains a newspaper clipping from "The Washington Post" of the article O'Rourke's Early Rise Assisted by GOP Moneymen'

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