Beto O’Rourke Gets Some Endorsements From People Outside Of Texas -- Can He Use That Appeal To Beat Donald Trump?

Despite some controversies, Beto O’Rourke's run for president is off to a great start with a couple of endorsements from politicians outside of Texas.  

Beto O’Rourke Gets Some Endorsements From People Outside Of Texas -- Can He Use That Appeal To Beat Donald Trump?555
source: CBS News

After his recent announcement that he plans to run in the 2020 presidential election, Beto O’Rourke already sees a lot of positive attention. 

It looks like the politician can expect to enjoy strong support during the primary season, as many have come out to express their agreement with the politician’s platform.

That does not appear to be undeserved though -- the El Paso politician has been hard at work promoting his campaign, and going forward with his appeal to his potential supporters. 

He has already received support from four separate Congress members, and it looks like the political environment is mostly in his favor at the moment.

New York Reps. Kathleen Rice and Sean Patrick Maloney have decided to endorse the candidate from Texas instead of backing their senator, Kirsten Gillibrand.

Democratic strategist Joel Payne has this to say about O'Rourke: "The primary impact on the other candidates will be their need to continue to fund raise to keep pace with the free media that Beto will garner as a cable news media fascination — very similar to Obama and Trump before him. With many candidates avoiding corporate PAC money and even big-money fundraising events, Beto’s entrance into the race means the battle for small-dollar donors will get even more intense."

Could O’Rourke successfully challenge President Donald Trump? There has been heavy speculation that Trump’s own platform is on its way out, as the politician has seen less and less support across the country, according to some reports. 

On the other hand, the supporters he does have seem quite strongly dedicated to their positions.

Trump is already facing a robust challenge from multiple sides, not just from O’Rourke. 

There are also many possible upcoming campaigns that are only rumored at the moment, with nothing substantial confirmed. 

Watching the situation unfold has been interesting on its own, as it looks like Trump is going to see a lot of unique challenges in his upcoming candidacy. 

Some claim that the president managed to get lucky with his previous run, exploiting current notions in the U.S. while at the same time facing relatively weak opposition from Hillary Clinton. 

This year though, we could see a completely different story. 

Do you think O'Rourke is the right or wrong candidate to beat Trump?