Beto O’Rourke is dropping out, of the 2020 presidential race

H/T CNBC.

With Little Bobby Francis O’Rourke dropping out it means just one less clown in the 2020 DemocRat Clown Car.

Thank you is in order to Little Bobby as he finally said what gun owners have known for years DemocRats want to take our guns away.

Is Princess Fauxachontias far behind in dropping out?

  • Former Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke said Friday that he will drop out of the 2020 presidential race.
  • “I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee,” O’Rourke said on Twitter.
  • O’Rourke, 47, was a U.S. representative in Texas before giving up his seat for an unsuccessful Senate bid in 2018 against incumbent Ted Cruz.

Former Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke said Friday that he will drop out of the 2020 presidential race.

“Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively,” O’Rourke announced in a series of tweets. “In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.”

Beto O’Rourke

@BetoORourke

Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively.

In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee. https://medium.com/@BetoORourke/thank-you-b13458279468 

Thank you.

Our campaign has been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly and acting decisively in the best interests of America.

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Beto O’Rourke

@BetoORourke

I am grateful to all the people who made up the heart and soul of this campaign. You were among the hundreds of thousands who made a donation, signed up to volunteer or spread the word about this campaign and our opportunity to help decide the election of our lifetime.

Beto O’Rourke

@BetoORourke

Let us continue to fearlessly champion the issues and causes that brought us together. Whether it is ending the epidemic of gun violence or dismantling structural racism or successfully confronting climate change, we will continue to organize and mobilize and act.

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The announcement also included a link to a lengthy post on Medium, in which O’Rourke vowed to support the eventual Democratic nominee.

“We will work to ensure that the Democratic nominee is successful in defeating Donald Trump in 2020,” O’Rourke wrote in the blog post. “I can tell you firsthand from having the chance to know the candidates, we will be well served by any one of them, and I’m going to be proud to support whoever that nominee is.”

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O’Rourke had told some of his donors earlier this week that he was likely going to drop out, people familiar with the matter told CNBC.

Mark Gallogly, the founder of investment firm Centerbridge Partners and a lead bundler for O’Rourke, told CNBC that “Beto consistently raised important issues with great integrity and energy for all Americans.”

O’Rourke, 47, was a U.S. representative in Texas before giving up his seat to run for Senate in 2018 against incumbent Ted Cruz. His impressive fundraising numbers and large crowds in that race garnered national attention, raising hopes among Democrats that Texas, traditionally a reliably Republican stronghold, could be turned blue.

Despite losing to Cruz, O’Rourke announced in March that he would run for president. But his national campaign was rarely able to match the enthusiasm he generated in Texas.

The RealClearPolitics polling average never showed O’Rourke cracking 10% in the polls, and his popularity appeared to trend downward as the Democratic primary wore on.