Failed U.S. Senate Candidate Robert Francis “beto” O’rourke Met With Former President Barack Obama Last Month As The Texas Democrat Considers A Bid For The White House In 2020.
The Washington Post reports O’Rourke met November 16 with Obama at the former president’s Washington, D.C., office in the posh neighborhood of Foggy Bottom. Details of what the Democrats discussed during the tête-à-tête are unknown, while press representatives for both camps declined to comment on the report.
O’Rourke said recently he isn’t ruling out a potential 2020 presidential run, walking back earlier pronouncements that he wouldn’t seek the White House regardless of the outcome of his Senate campaign in Texas.
O’Rourke, a three-term congressman who lost to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the 2018 midterm election, was asked during a town hall in his native El Paso about whether he was considering a presidential bid. He described vacationing last week with his family — something he said he couldn’t do for 18-plus months while challenging Cruz. – READ MORE