Beto Returns to Politics

  • 12/20/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Beto Returns to Politics
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Retired congressman and former White House hopeful, Beto O'Rouke has a new mission: flipping the Texas State House, and there's a chance the Lone Star State's rapidly changing electorate could make his dream come true.

O'Rouke announced in an email to supporters he is forming a PAC called "Powered by People" to boost Democrats' prospects in the once ruby-red state.
 
The Daily Caller's William Davis reports
 

O’Rourke also targeted Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who is running for re-election in the state, calling Cornyn Trump’s “most reliable enabler.” O’Rourke lost to Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in a close senate race last year, and has rebuffed calls from progressives to challenge Cornyn next year.

“It will show the rest of Texas that we can finally replace John Cornyn, Trump’s most reliable enable in the U.S. Senate,” O’Rourke said. “And it will help energize the broad grassroots support necessary for the Democratic Presidential nominee to win Texas’ 38 electoral college votes.”

O’Rourke launched his bid for the presidency in March and was considered by some one of the early frontrunners for the Democratic nomination. However, O’Rourke’s poll numbers quickly decline as he moved to the left, and the ex-congressman formally ended his campaign last month.

 
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