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Beto O’Rourke Has Made a 2020 Decision, But He’s Not Saying What It Is

One thing we know for sure? It’s not a Senate run. He told the Dallas Morning News he won’t challenge Sen. John Cornyn.

By NTK Staff | 02.28.2019 @9:44am
Beto O’Rourke Has Made a 2020 Decision, But He’s Not Saying What It Is

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) has reportedly made a decision about his future and whether it may include a 2020 presidential run, but he’s not yet willing to share the outcome of that decision.

O’Rourke told the New York Times on Wednesday that he’s made up his mind.

“Amy and I have made a decision about how we can best serve our country,” Mr. O’Rourke, the former congressman from Texas, said in the briefest of statements, referring to his wife, Amy Sanders. “We are excited to share it with everyone soon.”

Those hoping for more details will surely be disappointed.

Still, in a separate report by the Dallas Morning News on Wednesday, sources close to O’Rourke indicated that he will not mount another Senate campaign, this time against Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). O’Rourke, formerly a congressman from El Paso, mounted a longshot Senate bid against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in 2018. O’Rourke performed better than expected, but still lost the election by about 3 percentage points.

More than perhaps any other would-be candidate (with the exception of former Vice President Joe Biden), O’Rourke has publicly dragged out his 2020 decision making process.

A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday showed O’Rourke and Trump virtually tied in Texas, 46-47 respectively.

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