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

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

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.

Opinion | Democratic calls for rifle bans are misinformed

Some worry that Beto O’Rourke’s firm stance on guns endangers future efforts of gun control legislation.

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 holds roundtable, rally in Oakland

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke visited Schenley Plaza on Wednesday to discuss marijuana, immigration and gun legislation.

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.

Editorial: Stop calling Beto O’Rourke a progressive candidate

Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) during a debate with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at McFarlin Auditorium at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Sept. 21, 2018.

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.

Editorial: Democratic newcomers need to learn from 2016 mistakes

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.

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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