Beto O'Rourke: ‘I Have Made A Decision’ on 2020 and Will ‘Share It With Everyone Soon’

Beto O'Rourke, the former Democratic congressman from Texas who became a national sensation in his losing bid against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in 2018, appears closer to jumping in to the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary. “Amy and I have made a decision about how we can best serve our country,” O'Rourke said in a statement provided to The Daily Beast, referring to himself and his wife. “We are excited to share it with everyone soon.” The Dallas Morning News first reported the statement and said, according to sources, that O'Rourke would not challenge Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) for Senate in 2020. The Daily Beast has not independently confirmed that. Earlier this month, O'Rourke, who raised a record $80 million in his campaign against Cruz, told Oprah Winfrey that he had “been thinking about running for president” and that a decision would come by the end of the month.

Gideon Resnick