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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 01:01 PM

'Not a whole lot of red lights': Beto O'Rourke leaning toward 2020 run

Politico:

Beto O’Rourke is leaning toward running for president, according to four people who have spoken with him or his advisers in recent days.

But for a presidential contender, his radio silence is becoming increasingly awkward.

In Iowa and New Hampshire — where Democrats are accustomed to being courted aggressively by presidential contenders — calls from Democratic Party organizers to O’Rourke’s advisers go unreturned. And a report in the Wall Street Journal on Monday that O’Rourke won’t make any decision before February and is preparing for a solo road trip — but avoiding early nominating states — bewildered even his supporters.

“I have no idea what that is, what that means, what the strategy is,” said Tyler Jones, a Democratic strategist in South Carolina working on a campaign to draft O’Rourke into the presidential race. “Beto’s always done things more unconventionally than other Democratic leaders, so I think it’s very much on brand … I’m sure he has a strategy, and just because we don’t know what it is doesn’t mean it’s not a good one.”

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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 01:15 PM

1. If he can make his case and win the nomination

he will get my vote in the general election. If not that will go to the Democratic Nominee.

I prefer Andrew Yang at this point.

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