Celebs Urge Beto O'Rourke to Run for President in 2020


Celebrities flooded social media in anticipation of the midterm elections, both advocating for particular candidates or just urging their followers to get out and vote. Although the midterm elections are actually over, many celebrities are preserving their political momentum going by voicing their continued help for Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who misplaced to incumbent Republican Ted Cruz within the race for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

After O’Rourke’s slender loss, celebrities are calling on the 46-year-old to make a run for president in 2020. After O’Rourke’s loss, Alyssa Milano tweeted, “Beto misplaced? That’s okay. Now he can run for President.”

Other celebrities like Josh Gad had been equally optimistic, tweeting that the outcomes of the midterm elections had been a “win for democracy” and endorsing O’Rourke’s potential presidential run by writing “#Beto2020.”

During his marketing campaign, musicians like Travis Scott and Khalid brazenly voiced their help for O’Rourke. O’Rourke even earned the favor of Beyoncé, after the singer posted an Instagram endorsing him the evening of the election.

While O’Rourke has not confirmed a 2020 run for president, the celebrities have clearly spoken. Check out extra #Beto2020 posts beneath.