"I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents", O'Rourke said in a text to the NBC affiliate.
He calls the 2020 presidential election "the fight of our lives as Americans, and as humans, I'd argue" in the article, adding that he wants "to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment". "This city is the best example of this country at its best".
Beyond a previously announced event in Waterloo, Iowa on Saturday, O'Rourke is expected to visit other towns in eastern Iowa, traditionally a Democratic stronghold, Politico said.
Several dead in Brazil school shooting
Inside the school, police officials found a handgun and bottles that appeared to be Molotov cocktails, known as bottle bombs. Joao Doria, speaking a few blocks from the public school in Suzano, a suburb of Sao Paulo , Brazil's largest city.
A former bassist in a punk band, O'Rourke's 1998 arrest for driving while intoxicated has been an issue in every campaign he has run and will undoubtedly resurface during his presidential bid.
O'Rourke joined what is shaping up to be a diverse Democratic field that includes senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker, and Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard.
Verizon launches 5G in Chicago, Minneapolis at $10 extra cost
Live in a Verizon 5G Home area and want to get busy with the 5G Moto Mod? But Samsung has yet to announce a release date for it. A handful of Verizon customers could soon have faster wireless service - but they'll have to pay $10 a month more.
Facebook, Instagram down for millions worldwide
More than a third of Facebook users affected by the outage reported that they were experiencing a 'total blackout'. Users were reporting the issues on Twitter and the reports were also appearing on the website Down Detector .
Son’s ‘sad’ tweet boosts business for dad’s new doughnut shop
By also shared the address of his dad's shop along with its operating hours and Instagram handle in case anyone wanted to stop by. A little doughnut shop was shown a lot of love in Missouri City, Texas, after a post on social media touched hearts.
Confirmed Case of Measles in Collin County
One child with measles walking through a school will pretty much infect every other susceptible person in that school. I hate reading an article about a kid dying from measles all because that child did not have his or her vaccinations.
United States grounds all Boeing 737 Max planes
United President Scott Kirby likes to say the average major airline will see several unexpected events each year. The Federal Aviation Administration initially said it did not believe there was any reason to ground the Max 8s.
Israeli authorities to reopen Al-Aqsa Mosque compound
Israel closed the structure in 2003, claiming it was used by a heritage organization with ties to the Hamas militant group. Two Palestinian minors were arrested and police were seen shoving and wrestling several people to the ground.
Chiefs trading Dee Ford to 49ers
He has 30.5 sacks in 67 games since joining the Chiefs as the No. 23 overall pick in the 2014 National Football League draft. The Niners are expected to give Ford a multiyear deal in the range of five years and $87.5 million, the source said.