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REPORT: O’Rourke Met with Barack Obama Ahead of Possible 2020 Campaign

The Washington Post is now reporting that Beto O’Rourke met with former President Barack Obama shortly before Thanksgiving.

By NTK Staff | 12.05.2018 @10:48am
REPORT: O’Rourke Met with Barack Obama Ahead of Possible 2020 Campaign

Failed 2018 Texas Senate candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), reportedly met with former President Barack Obama at his Washington, D.C. office on November 16, according to a Washington Post story published on Tuesday.

Since losing to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), O’Rourke has opened the door to a possible 2020 presidential run and become something of the ‘hot’ pick for staffers that used to work for Obama.

The Washington Post reported:

“The meeting was the first sign of Obama getting personally involved in conversations with O’Rourke, who despite his November loss in a U.S. Senate race in Texas has triggered more recent discussion and speculation than any other candidate in the burgeoning 2020 field.”

This isn’t the first time that Obama has met with a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

In June, Politico reported:

“Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office.”

Now O’Rourke, who is reportedly “being swamped by calls from Democratic operatives eager to work for him,” is seeking Obama’s advice on what his next step should be.

Both Obama’s and O’Rourke’s press teams declined to comment on the meeting.

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