Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke raised a whopping $6.1 million on the first day of his 2020 presidential campaign last week; topping Bernie Sanders and all other Democratic candidates seeking to take-on President Trump in the coming months.
Official figures released by the O’Rourke campaign showed the liberal lawmaker took-in $6,136,763 in “online contributions” during the initial 24 hours of his bid for the White House.
“In just 24 hours, Americans across this country came together to prove that it is possible to run a true grassroots campaign for president — a campaign by all of us, for all of us, that answers not to the PACs, corporations, and special interests but to the people,” O’Rourke said in a statement.
Beto’s haul tops fellow Democrats Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris; who respectively raised $5.9 million and $1.5 million quickly after launching their presidential campaigns.
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ARMAGEDDON AGAIN: Beto Says US Has ‘12 Years’ Before Climate Apocalypse, Predicts End of ‘Houston’
Beto O’Rourke echoed the climate-change chorus of fellow Democrats Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Thursday; telling a crowd of supporters the US has “no more than 12 years” before a global apocalypse.
O’Rourke was speaking at an Iowa coffeeshop hours after announcing his 2020 presidential campaign when he issued the dire prediction.
"This is our final chance. The scientists are unanimous that we have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis. My gratitude for the young people who have stepped up to offer such a bold proposal." pic.twitter.com/P3O6yI0nG6
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 14, 2019
“This is our final chance. The scientists are unanimous that we have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis. My gratitude for the young people who have stepped up to offer such a bold proposal,” said Beto.
“Ultimately, [these storms] will compromise the ability to live in a city like Houston, Texas,” he added.
BETO STEPS IN: O’Rourke Announces 2020 Presidential Campaign
Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke officially announced his 2020 presidential campaign Thursday morning; saying he’s “running to serve” because the “challenges we face are the greatest in living memory.”
I am running to serve you as the next president. The challenges we face are the greatest in living memory. No one person can meet them on their own. Only this country can do that, and only if we build a movement that includes all of us. Say you're in: https://t.co/EKLdkVET2u pic.twitter.com/lainXyvG2n
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 14, 2019
“This is a defining moment of truth for this country and for every single one of us,” said the 46-year-old Congressman. “The challenges that we face right now, the interconnected crises in our economy, our democracy and our climate have never been greater.”
“They will either consume us, or they will afford us the greatest opportunity to unleash the genius of the United States of America,” he added.