Iowa Democrats Size Up Beto O'Rourke For 2020 Presidential Run

Kristin Weisell
November 13, 2018 - 6:53 am
Beto O'Rourke

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - El Paso congressman Beto O'Rourke fell short in his bid for the U.S. Senate, but other Democrats are already calling for his entrance onto the national stage.

A national Morning Consult/Politico poll released yesterday has Beto as the number three candidate whom Democrats want to see campaign for president in 2020. He comes just behind former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senator Bernie Sanders.

To that end, Beto has been invited to Des Moines, Iowa, home to the Polk County Democratic Party and one third of that state's Democratic voters. Those party leaders say his approach and visions during the recent campaign excited them, and they would be thrilled to host him.

However, Beto has yet to respond to the invitation.

Following the loss to senator Ted Cruz, he said he would continue supporting the future. That set off rumors about a presidential run, but so far Beto has neither fired up nor put down that speculation.​