Celebs Urge Beto O'Rourke to Run for President in 2020
Celebrities flooded social media in anticipation of the midterm elections, either advocating for specific candidates or simply urging their fans to get out and vote. Although the midterm elections are now over, many celebrities are keeping their political momentum going by voicing their continued support for Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who lost to incumbent Republican Ted Cruz in the race for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
After O’Rourke’s narrow 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 lost? That’s ok. Now he can run for President.”
Other celebrities like Josh Gad were similarly optimistic, tweeting that the results of the midterm elections were a “win for democracy” and endorsing O’Rourke’s possible presidential run by writing “#Beto2020.”
During his campaign, musicians like Travis Scott and Khalid openly voiced their support for O’Rourke. O’Rourke even earned the favor of Beyoncé, after the singer posted an Instagram endorsing him the night of the election.
While O’Rourke has not confirmed a 2020 run for president, the celebrities have clearly spoken. Check out more #Beto2020 posts below.
Beto 2020. Let’s do this.— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) November 7, 2018
Looks like Dems will take the house! Do not let all of the other noise tonight deflate you. We finally have a check on the President. Tonight is a win for democracy. Oh and...#Beto2020— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 7, 2018
Beto/Gillum 2020.— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) November 7, 2018
Ah shit Beto didn’t make it to the Senate. Oh well at least he’ll be president soon— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) November 7, 2018
same. https://t.co/WFSjT9FIzQ— lalah hathaway (@lalahhathaway) November 7, 2018
Please do not give up, Beto. You have inspired millions which is what this country needs right now. ❤️ Continue the fight for what this country is about. Freedom. @BetoORourke #Beto https://t.co/NRI5Zhs0wr— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) November 7, 2018
Keep going keep going. We all have to keep going! I'm with you! Taking a breath and then digging deeper. Can't wait to see what's next. https://t.co/ErCNSk6qvn— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) November 7, 2018
for @BetoORourke , your hard work and outstanding character will not go unnoticed. We love you so much.— Khalid (@thegreatkhalid) November 7, 2018