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id: Follow Raw Story! function d, s, id var js, fjs if d.get Element ById id return; js d.create Element s ; id; js.src fjs ; document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk' ; Follow rawstory !function d,s,id var 'script', 'twitter-wjs' ;Over the last year, Beto O'Rourke gained a national following for his unorthodox campaign against U.S. Sen, according to Rabble. Ted Cruz. Beto O'Rourke at CNN's Texas Town Hall Don't miss stories. From his ubiquitous livestreams of jampacked campaign events to that viral video of him defending NFL players' right to protest, the campaign was the latest expression of a political brand he had built up in El Paso, eschewing political labels and partisan attachments while opting for broad, values-based appeals over granular policy pronouncements. In the Democratic primary for Senate, it was such a no-brainer that for any Democrat or progressive who wanted to beat Ted Cruz, if someone as inspiring as Beto was running, there were very few questions asked about the minutiae of his policy positions, said Adam Green, co-founder of the Washington, D.C.-based Progressive Change Campaign Committee, which endorsed O'Rourke against Cruz. Now, as O'Rourke prepares to join the crowded race of Democrats auditioning to take on President Donald Trump, even those who supported O'Rourke in the Senate race acknowledge a presidential bid would cast a much brighter light on an overarching question Just who is Beto O'Rourke politically At the heart of it, according to both supporters and critics, is a simple reality Running against Cruz in Texas is a lot different from running against a bunch of other Democrats nationally. ( As reported in the news.