Beto O'Rourke drops out of the 2020 race

Beto O'Rourke drops out of the 2020 race
Beto O'Rourke image by Gage Skidmore, Wikipedia

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke has announced that he’s leaving the 2020 race for president.


The New York Times reported the announcement Friday, writing it like an obituary highlighting his time as a candidate.

O’Rourke also said that he doesn’t intend to run for any other election. But, there is still time for O’Rourke to head back to Texas to pose a serious threat against Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who isn’t doing well in the state.

“My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee,” O’Rourke tweeted.

Fundraising for the candidate had slowed since he entered the race and his strong stance and passionate speeches after the El Paso shooting helped revitalize his campaign, but it was apparently not enough to stay in the race.

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