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Saturday, November 02, 2019

Beto O'Rourke drops out of 2020 presidential race

Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who became nationally known in the 2018 midterm election and transferred that recognition into a presidential bid, has ended his 2020 campaign.

"Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully," the Democrat said in a letter posted to Twitter Friday. "My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee. Acknowledging this now is in the best interests of those in the campaign; it is in the best interests of this party as we seek to unify around a nominee; and it is in the best interests of the country."

O'Rourke came into the spotlight when he challenged Republican Ted Cruz for his Senate seat in historically red Texas. O'Rourke, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019, lost the 2018 race against Cruz by 2.5 percentage points.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

No big loss, actually all of them could drop out and it would be no big loss.

Anonymous said...

Again, slow on the uptake Beto. Setting records like Biden...two time loser. Take the hint, no one likes you.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, now who will Martin OweMalley endorse?

Anonymous said...

Does this mean I can keep my guns?

Anonymous said...

He reminded me of RINO CARL ANDERTON.

Anonymous said...

Jake Day will hire him to paint rainbow sidewalks in Salisbury.

Anonymous said...

Leave him in Texas. They know what to do with him.

Anonymous said...

Good Riddance...now He wont get elected dog catcher in texas after his stance on guns

Anonymous said...

wow...just breaks my conservative heart......

Unknown said...

Aww, my heart aches for him so. lmao