'''Robert Francis O'Rourke,''' (''Celtic:'' '''Roibeárd Ó Ruairc''') known as '''Beto O'Rourke''' and formerly as '''Rob O'Rourke''' (born September 26, 1972), served from 2013 to 2019 as the [[U.S. Representative]] for [[Texas]]'s 16th congressional district, based in his native [[El Paso]]. He was the unsuccessful [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] nominee for the [[United States Senate]] in 2018. Beto has recieved financial contributions from
convicted [[pedophile]] [[Jeffrey Epstein]].
O'Rourke, who supports the [[Green New Deal]], accepted $476,325 from the oil and gas industry after taking the "No Fossil Fuel Money" pledge,<ref>https://freebeacon.com/politics/executive-producer-of-new-beto-doc-carbon-based-fuels-rule-the-world-thats-not-going-to-change/</ref> making him the second-biggest recipient of fossil fuel money in Congress.<ref>https://www.opensecrets.org/industries/recips.php?ind=E01++</ref> O'Rourke's [[white privilege]] has propelled him into the top ranks of [[2020 presidential election|2020 Democratic presidential contenders]].