Democratic Candidate Beto O’Rourke Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race
By CBS News // November 1, 2019
Former Congressman from Texas
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(CBS NEWS) – Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas announced Friday he is dropping out of the presidential race.
“Though it is difficult to accept, it is clear to me now that this campaign does not have the means to move forward successfully,” O’Rourke wrote on Medium. “My service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.”
“I decided to run for President because I believed that I could help bring a divided country together in common cause to confront the greatest set of challenges we’ve ever faced,” O’Rourke wrote. “I also knew that the most fundamental of them is fear — the fear that Donald Trump wants us to feel about one another; the very real fear that too many in this country live under; and the fear we sometimes feel when it comes to doing the right thing, especially when it runs counter to what is politically convenient or popular.”
President Trump mocked O’Rourke in a tweet, writing “Oh no, Beto just dropped out of race for President despite him saying he was “born for this.” I don’t think so!”
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