Polling at ZERO in the latest Siena Poll of Iowa 2020 Dems, Beto O'Rourke, who ran on taking down the border, confiscating your firearms, giving health care coverage to illegals and who repeatedly dropped F Bombs on live air, has dropped out of the race for President.
Earlier this year, he told us he was 'born' for this.
Washington (CNN 3/13/2019)
Beto O'Rourke said he feels called to run in 2020, according to a Vanity Fair profile published Wednesday on the potential Democratic Party presidential contender.
"I want to be in it," the former Texas congressman told the magazine. "Man, I'm just born to be in it, and want to do everything I humanly can for this country at this moment."
The article added to the building anticipation that the red state Democrat who sought last year to unseat GOP Sen. Ted Cruz will mount a 2020 campaign to defeat President Donald Trump. While O'Rourke lost his Senate bid, the race vaulted him into the national spotlight.
CNN reported previously that O'Rourke was ready to "push the button" on a White House effort.
O'Rourke seemed to confirm he was running in a text message with CNN affiliate KTSM in El Paso, Texas. The station reported he texted, "I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents. It's a big part of why I'm running. This city is the best example of this country at its best."
Beto announcement video:
This is gonna be 'the greatest grassroots campaign this country has ever seen'
We will defeat Donald Trump in 2020—and bring our country together in 2021.— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) July 31, 2019