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REPORT: Beto Won’t Challenge Senator Cornyn’s Re-election Bid, Expected to Announce 2020 Bid

REPORT: Beto Won’t Challenge Senator Cornyn’s Re-election Bid, Expected to Announce 2020 Bid

He’s running

Wednesday, The Dallas Morning News reported former Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who failed to unseat Sen. Cruz in 2018, will not run against Texas’ senior Senator, John Cornyn.

TDMN also reported that Beto has made a decision on the upcoming 2020 election, saying he and his wife are “excited to share it with everyone soon.”

From TDMN:

Beto O’Rourke has decided not to run for U.S. Senate next year against Texas Republican incumbent John Cornyn and likely will announce a campaign for president soon, people close to the former El Paso congressman told The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday.

Numerous people close to O’Rourke said they expect him to announce his presidential campaign within weeks. O’Rourke on Wednesday wouldn’t reveal his political plans except to say he has made up his mind.

“Amy and I have made a decision about how we can best serve our country,” he said in an exclusive statement to The Dallas Morning News. “We are excited to share it with everyone soon.”

From Fox News:

Senator Cornyn (who runs his own Twitter account) couldn’t resist:

If he runs in 2020 (and he’s running), Beto will join an already crowded Democrat primary.

As we’ve said here many times, the goal was never to oust Cruz, it was to test the waters, gain experience in a high-profile campaign, create a fundraising structure, and build name recognition and cred in Hollywood ahead of a White House run. And here we are.


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It’s not comforting that I can think of worse.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Petrushka. | February 28, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    But where else can they get a mouth breather to run?

    Honestly most of Beto-bimbo’s pics are of him mouth breathing!

Run Beeto, run! Another in a long line of little/no accomplishment Dem/Prog candidates. What a great but questionable heritage.

Congrats, “Beto”. Filing this under IDGAF.

The fake Mexican

Surely some real Mexican will call him out on his lying buck tooth cultural thief


This is the candidate the Dems, but not the voters, are looking for.

Robert Francis O’Rourke, AKA Beta, has a significant curriculum vitae – he’s been a US Representative with no particular achievements and a losing candidate for US Senator with a huge campaign funding “war chest” (primarily funded from the East and Left Coasts [and his wife’s bank account?]).

How did he almost take out Ted Cruz? I’m no expert, but I think Ted didn’t take the threat as seriously as he should have. He started campaigning almost too late. And Ted isn’t exactly a charismatic guy. He appeals to Conservatives, Constitutionalists and right side political wonks. Others, not so much. Other people commenting on various blogs said Robert Francis had signs plastered all over long before they saw a Cruz sign. I didn’t see my first Robert Francis sign until I traveled to Tyler in October, 2018, but my area is pretty conservative and mostly rural.

We’ll have to see how far Robert Francis can get in the Socialist-Democrat Party on a pretty boy face and lots of money. His ideology is “malleable”, tell him what you want and he’ll make sure he fulfills the desire. Whether that will set well with the Socialist ideologues who seem to be taking over the Socialist-Democrat Party remains to be seen.

    Cruz lost a lot of us by how badly he mishandled the rise of Trump in 2016 and how long it took him distance himself from the NeverTrump crowd. Bringing out his nutty dominionist father to campaign and teaming up with Glenn Beck didn’t help either. Cruz has deeply flawed political instincts and zero charisma. He would be better on the SCOTUS.

      “Mishandled” it? By calling him a fucking liar, which he was, when Trump dragged his father through the mud? Trump is lucky he didn’t get his nose broken for that dirty bullshit.

        maxmillion in reply to Paul. | February 28, 2019 at 4:48 pm

        Cruz should’ve run for prime Minister of Canada.

        Do you know what a dominionist Christian is? Cruz was being touted as America’s Moses. His campaign went completely loony tunes as soon as Trump reacted to his attacks (Trump is a counter puncher if you haven’t noticed by now).

        I was a big Cruz supporter going into the primaries. But it was shocking how easy it was to dump Cruz. And he isn’t helping himself by not showing any enthusiasm in support of Trump’s mandate.

          pretty much lies, front to back. That’s the old PP.

          @txvet: your man Cruz just barely squeaked by Beto. That is the topic on this thread. Plus, how smart was it for Cruz to join Beck on the border handing out free soccer balls and teddy bears to illegals as they cross? Talk about being disconnected to his base! Is that what we can expect from your over-rated Texas “conservatives”?

          Everything I stated was dead on true and you know it. You can join Rags on the name-calling when all else fails. No one cares anymore.

      NO to the SCOTUS…..all about open borders. His wife is a Goldman Sachs hack,

    Jackie in reply to Edward. | March 1, 2019 at 10:08 am

    A lot of Republicans didn’t vote because they thought Beta didn’t have a chance. In a Presidential election against Trump, Beta will get smoked. I’m waiting for Trump to label him.Then it’s all over.

I would not be surprised at all to see him as the VP candidate on the Dim ticket. The Dims would run Satan for VP if they thought he could deliver Texas. Without Texas there is virtually zero chance for the R’s to win.

It really slays me, unnerves me actually, that incompetent people think they can run this Country and deal with the formidable enemies we have

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to gonzotx. | February 28, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    They surely could not get that idea from all the incompetents who ruined things before….Carter, Clinton, Johnson…..

2nd Ammendment Mother | February 28, 2019 at 12:56 pm

Lots of curious things going on…. Beta is hanging with Obama then 2 Silicone Valley IT companies open offices in El Paso (some of the worst IT backbone on the planet)…. I’m curious if Beta has access to Obama’s databasing operation and the support of Qualcomm, TracPhone and America Movil – I think we’ve already seen Katzenberg’s influence with Beta’s odd access to all the top Hollywood glitterati.

(and I still have a whole conspiracy theory about the Chicago mob and the Mexican Cartels left over from Obama that would be very viable with Beta’s father in law’s business dealings in Mexico)

O’Rourke won’t get even a whiff of the Democrat presidential nomination. He is white, male and heterosexual in a party where it is evil to be white, male, and heterosexual.

It’s annoying that “Beto” looks enough like a Kennedy spawn that the MSM is dreaming of a New Camelot.