Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) raised a “record-breaking” $6.1 million online in the first 24 hours after announcing his 2020 presidential campaign.
But news from the campaign trail in Wisconsin over the weekend was less rosy, when O’Rourke felt compelled to deny ever having taken the hallucinogenic LSD and vowed to stop swearing on the stump – especially in front of children. (Fox News)
He also said there was “nothing” he hasn’t already revealed about his past that could hurt his candidacy. O’Rourke previously admitted to a 1998 arrest for drunken driving.
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O’Rourke was asked about his past drug use after signing a person’s skateboard.
During a stop in Madison, he also pledged to stop using the F-word while campaigning, a profanity he deployed frequently while running for the U.S. Senate in Texas and while exploring his presidential bid.
O’Rourke told a voter who asked about his language: “Great point, and I don’t intend to use the F-word going forward. Point taken, and very strongly made. … We’re going to keep it clean.”
Two decades earlier, O’Rourke toured the Badger State with his punk rock band in an aging station wagon. This time, he’s campaigning for president in a minivan rented from Des Moines International Airport.