Is Beto's Run Over? We'll All Know Thursday
EL PASO, TX -- Sources close to the Beto O'Rourke camp are saying the former El Paso Congressman and Democratic Party darling has decided not to run for U.S. Senator against popular incumbent Republican John Cornyn.
Political operatives for months have salivated about the possible matchup of the social media favorite and unconventional candidate challenging Texas' Senior Senator after O'Rourke lost in single digits to Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Media speculation and the Texas Democratic Party have been all abuzz about O'Rourke since his narrow loss to Cruz in the November general election.
O'Rourke's electrifying candidacy energized Texas Democrats and got them to the polls in the closest Texas-wide race in over two decades. He came close, but Beto still lost to Cruz.
The 'Beto Effect' in down ballot races across the state ushered in many Democrats into office who were not expected to win especially in the coveted Courts of Appeals where dozens of incumbent Republican Judges were ousted.
O'Rourke easily raised over $70 million dollars for his failed senate campaign and that has fueled speculation he will enter the 2020 Democratic Party Presidential race.
Beto has said he will decide by the 'end of the month.'
Expect a final decision Thursday.