Os­car De La Hoya

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The for­mer pro­fes­sional boxer Os­car De La Hoya has an­nounced that he is plan­ning to launch a bid for the US pres­i­dency in 2020, as a Demo­crat. “That’s the beauty of our nation,” he said. “If Arnold can be gover­nor, if Trump can be Pres­i­dent, then why can’t a Mex­i­canAmer­i­can who won an Olympic gold medal, who’s over 35 and a U.S. cit­i­zen, run for pres­i­dency?” The 45-year-old be­came hugely fa­mous across the coun­try when he won his Olympic ti­tle in Barcelona in 1992 and ded­i­cated it to his mother, who had pre­vi­ously died of breast can­cer. Al­though he enjoys huge pop­u­lar­ity among Mex­i­can-Amer­i­cans, he also has a pub­lic history of bat­tling with al­co­hol and sub­stance ad­dic­tion, which could work against him if his run be­came se­ri­ous.

bid can­di­dacy / Arnold = Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger (ac­tor, gover­nor of Cal­i­for­nia 2003-2011) / to run, ran, run for to be a can­di­date in an elec­tion / to ded­i­cate to de­vote, con­se­crate / pre­vi­ously be­fore this / to bat­tle with to fight/to strug­gle with / sub­stance ad­dic­tion drug ad­dic­tion.

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