Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

GOP meddles in Democratic nomination with takedown of O'Rourke

Beto O'Rourke presses the flesh during a 2018 campaign stop in San Antonio.- SANFORD NOWLIN A ‘big announcement’ from Beto O’Rourke is on the horizon
Jeannette Daniel | 14 March, 2019, 00:12

O'Rourke's camp is being advised in Iowa by Norm Sterzenbach, a veteran Democratic strategist who recently ended a contract with the Iowa Democratic Party in order to prepare to join a presidential campaign, sources familiar with his plans said. A recurring theme emerged, according to people familiar with the conversations, with O'Rourke saying he would only seek the Democratic nomination "if he could be himself" and run an unconventional campaign similar to his Senate bid where he is able to meet directly with voters.

The HSDA website says questions for O'Rourke must be "brief and unrelated to Beto as a potential 2020 candidate".

His unorthodox and ultimately unsuccessful Senate campaign, which shunned traditional strategists and instead relied on the candidate's organic appeal, broke fundraising records and earned O'Rourke a national profile that catapulted him into the presidential discussion. While he ruled out running again for the U.S. Senate seat in Texas, he stopped short of revealing if his decision included launching a challenge to President Donald Trump in 2020. Bernie Sanders are visiting Iowa. A Friday visit to Des Moines was considered initially, but isn't now in the works, as O'Rourke plans to devote all three days to introducing himself to voters in eastern Iowa.

The anti-tax Club for Growth is expected to begin airing a two-minute commercial in Iowa this week aimed at dampening liberal support for O'Rourke, who's expected to enter the race any day.

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O'Rourke released a video Monday night from Texas backing Giddens and wearing a Northern Iowa cap. Ted Cruz defeated O'Rourke in November 2018, the former El Paso congressman revealed that he was mulling over running for president in 2020, despite repeatedly claiming that the answer to whether he will run or not is a "definitive no". "It's the only way to ensure that you've done everything you possibly can for this country, when she needs you the most".

O'Rourke, who past year lost his bid to unseat Sen.

The former congressman also visited the state of Wisconsin last month, meeting with students at a technical college in Milwaukee and at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

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