The waiting has seen him in the the top tier of the Democratic 2020 Presidential sweepstakes people….
The indecisiveness has moved back into the second tier of candidates….
The media seems to like the Texas Democrat who is coming off of a lost to home state Republican US Senator Ted Cruz…
We’re gonna see if the guy can run a national campaign for President….
Beto O’Rourke told a Texas TV station Wednesday that he’s running for president, and he’s set to make a formal announcement Thursday morning.
“I’m really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents,” O’Rourke said in the text to KTSM in El Paso, Texas, according to the news station. “It’s a big part of why I’m running. This city is the best example of this country at its best.”
The station reported that O’Rourke will formally announce his candidacy on Thursday.
O’Rourke’s intention to enter the race has become increasingly clear in recent days and weeks. He has begun quietly reaching out to state Democrats in advance of his first trip to Iowa as a presumptive presidential candidate, personally calling high-profile figures in Iowa, including former Gov. Tom Vilsack, according to two sources familiar with his calls.
On Wednesday, top O’Rourke supporters were alerted to prepare to text or email their own donor networks links to contribute to the campaign once he announces his 2020 bid, a source familiar with the effort told POLITICO.
O’Rourke is expected to arrive in Iowa on Thursday, where he will be assisted by Norm Sterzenbach, a former executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party who recently began organizing O’Rourke’s trip.
Intermediaries for the former Texas congressman are arranging visits to a factory and a coffee shop in Burlington, Iowa, according to a source familiar with his plans. O’Rourke was also seeking to visit Cedar Rapids to record the popular Political Party Live podcast — which recently hosted Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) — and was expected to make an appearance in Muscatine. He’s also trying to schedule meetings with Latino Democratic leaders in the first-in-the-nation caucus state, two Democrats familiar with his plans told POLITICO…..
He’s Texas (Red State) Democrat so he’s being tagged as a middle of the roader….
For older Democrats he will be a flashback to John F. Kennedy in looks….