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Can Beto O'Rourke Stand Out In Crowded 2020 Democratic Race?07:06
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Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke smiles as he is introduced during a campaign stop at a brewery in Conway, N.H., Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke smiles as he is introduced during a campaign stop at a brewery in Conway, N.H., Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke supports a wide array of progressive positions: universal health care, sweeping criminal justice and prison reform, universal pre-K and free community college, to name a few.

But the Texas congressman's positions are common ones in the party's crowded 2020 field.

After a few days of campaigning in New Hampshire last week, O'Rourke visits Virginia and South Carolina Tuesday.

O'Rourke discussed why he thinks he's well-positioned to be president with WBUR's Morning Edition host Bob Oakes.

This segment aired on May 14, 2019.

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