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Beto O’Rourke receives a question during a visit to Oakland as a campaign stop on Sept. 25.

Editorial: The White House doesn’t need Beto, but the U.S. Senate does

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 3, 2019
This is where he’s needed most, and with his name now recognized even more widely than in 2018, he might have the momentum to unseat Cruz.
Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: A new top dog

Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: A new top dog

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist October 16, 2019
The Oct. 15 debate ushered in a new phase of the race, one in which Elizabeth Warren became the woman to beat, Pete Buttigieg showed his chutzpah and Joe Biden slipped into irrelevance.
Unpacking Pitt’s appeal as a campaign stop for 2020 candidates

Unpacking Pitt’s appeal as a campaign stop for 2020 candidates

By Rebecca Johnson, Staff Writer October 10, 2019
Almost every candidate who’s come to Pittsburgh as part of the 2020 presidential campaign has made a stop in Oakland.
Some worry that Beto O’Rourke’s firm stance on guns endangers future efforts of gun control legislation.

Opinion | Democratic calls for rifle bans are misinformed

By Michael Clifford, Staff Columnist September 29, 2019
For the sake of competent policy, Americans should hope that proposed gun legislation like this is not put into action.
Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visited Schenley Plaza on Wednesday to discuss marijuana, immigration and gun legislation.

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke holds roundtable, rally in Oakland

By Jade Chang, For The Pitt News September 25, 2019
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, a former U.S. representative, visited Oakland Wednesday.
Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: the good, the bad and the Biden

Opinion | Democratic debate blurbs: the good, the bad and the Biden

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist September 15, 2019
While less chaotic than the previous debates, Thursday night did not disappoint on delivering catchy one liners, cat fights and some extremely powerful statements.
Rep. Beto ORourke (D-Texas) during a debate with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at McFarlin Auditorium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Sept. 21, 2018.

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board March 19, 2019
While O’Rourke quickly rose in fame and favor following his failed Senate bid, his past voting record as a member of the House of Representatives doesn’t match the progressive image he currently projects.
From left, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bill Nelson respond to cheering supporters as Biden headlined a rally for Democrats in downtown Orlando, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018.

Editorial: Democratic newcomers need to learn from 2016 mistakes

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 13, 2019
If Democrats want to win back the White House, their presidential candidates need to learn from the last time around and not allow campaigning and rhetoric to get as ugly and intense as it did in 2016.
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