How Beto went from Dem darling to dropping out

Posted on AllSides November 4th, 2019

On Friday, Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke announced he is ending his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

O’Rourke served three terms in the House, representing his hometown of El Paso, before launching a long-shot Senate campaign to unseat Republican Ted Cruz in 2018. Though O’Rourke lost, he drew national attention by forcing Cruz into a tight race in a state that hasn’t elected a Democratic senator in three decades. His off-the-cuff speaking style and a series of viral moments drew him many admirers on the left, including Barack Obama...

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