By Joseph Menn
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Some things you might
know about Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who just
entered the race for president:
* The Democratic contender raised a record amount for a U.S.
Senate race in 2018 and almost beat the incumbent in a
Republican stronghold, without hiding his support for gun
control and Black Lives Matter protests on the football field.
* When he was younger, he was arrested on drunk-driving
charges and played in a punk band. Now 46, he still skateboards.
* The charismatic politician with the Kennedy smile is
liberal on some issues and libertarian on others, which could
allow him to cross the country’s political divide.