Major Obama 2008 fundraiser throws support behind Beto 2020: ‘Time to pass the torch’


One of former President Obama’s major fundraisers during his 2008 campaign has vowed to raise money for Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke if he runs in 2020.

Chicago financier Louis Susman said he is encouraging O’Rourke, a rising Democratic star who narrowly lost a Senate race to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), to run against President Trump, CNN reported Friday.

Susman has served as one of the Democratic Party’s most prolific fundraisers, previously working as the finance chairman for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential run.

He later went on to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom under the Obama administration.

“It’s time to pass the torch to a new generation,” Susman told CNN. “I have nothing against the Bidens and Kerrys of the world and all of these senators that are looking at it, but I think the Beto example is what inspired people and what we are going to need.” – READ MORE

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