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Fri Jul 26, 2019, 08:05 PM

Looking for a boost, Beto O'Rourke to try new strategy in second debate

WASHINGTON — As Beto O’Rourke goes into the second Democratic debate in Detroit, he will be trying to achieve a delicate balance, coming across forcefully without seeming overly aggressive, according to campaign aides. But most important, he’ll be striving to overcome what critics saw as an uneven performance in the first round.

O’Rourke, once lauded as a party wunderkind, is hitting something of a rough patch, facing sagging polling numbers and calls for him to run instead for Senate in 2020 against current GOP lawmaker John Cornyn. And while O’Rourke graded his Miami showing an “A” on CNN, an onstage spat with fellow Texan and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro over immigration policy dominated much of the post-debate coverage.

Top campaign donors huddled with the candidate the next day, some expressing concern with O’Rourke’s performance, with one donor telling CNBC that O’Rourke was “out of his element” onstage.

Now the campaign is looking to tell a different story in the Detroit debate, scheduled for the end of this month.

“The biggest thing that we’re hoping viewers walk away from is an impression of strength,” said a campaign source who spoke on condition of anonymity. “We’re still looking to introduce him to folks, to make it clear what he stands for, and his courage of conviction to many who don’t know him.”

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