Beto O’Rourke has confirmed that he will be running for president come 2020.

Ever since Beto O’Rourke lost against Republican Senator Ted Cruz for his Senate seat in 2018 there has been much speculation and rumblings that he might be leaning towards running for president.

The El Paso native has been staying busy keeping in the public eye locally most recently being spotted at the Bill Maher comedy show and the Metallica concert and nationally making appearances on Ellen, Oprah Winfrey, and even making the late night TV circuit often being referenced on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

And then today Vanity Fair dropped a featured profile story of Beto O’Rourke announcing his run for the presidency. Beto is featured on the magazine's cover and all the photographs are taken by none other than Annie Leibovitz. It now all makes sense as to why the famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz, was in El Paso recently. She had been seen with Beto O’Rourke at the March For Truth Rally where speakers including O'Rourke as well as dozens of organizations gathered. This was on the same night that President Trump held a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum just a few hundred feet away from the March For Truth Rally.

Now that Beto has announced his run for the presidency he will be added to the current list of presidential hopefuls which include:

  •  Cory Booker (D)
  •  Pete Buttigieg (D)
  •  Julian Castro (D)
  •  John Delaney (D)
  •  Tulsi Gabbard (D)
  •  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
  •  Kamala Harris (D)
  •  John Hickenlooper (D)
  •  Jay Inslee (D)
  •  Amy Klobuchar (D)
  •  Bernie Sanders (I)
  •   Donald Trump (R)
  •   Elizabeth Warren (D)
  •   Bill Weld (R)
  •   Marianne Williamson (D)
  •   Andrew Yang (D)

Whatever party you pledge to, it’s going to be super cool if Beto O’Rourke does indeed win. You could literally go around dropping the fact that the President of the United States is from El Chuco! And why not, we have some pretty amazing people that were born and cultivated in El Paso and their actively helping to shape a better world, for everyone, locally, and countrywide.