Beto O'Rourke Appears to Be Leaning Toward Presidential Bid Instead of Challenging Sen. John Cornyn

Beto O'Rourke is close to making a decision on whether to run for president in 2020 or challenge Texas Sen. John Cornyn.Judging from his recent comments and out-of-state trips, the El Paso Democrat would rather aim for the White House and leave Cornyn to someone else.On Tuesday, O'Rourke mentioned Cornyn as he received the El Pasoan of the Year Award at Fort Bliss. And he's had two recent speaking engagements out of state, in Illinois at a national conference of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute and at the University of Wisconsin. Last week, he also spoke to students at a college in Milwaukee.Wisconsin is a presidential battleground that Trump won in 2016, the first Republican to do so since Ronald Reagan in 1984. Democrats already in the presidential race have visited the state, promising to restore the party's Midwestern firewall.But at Fort Bliss, O'Rourke remained coy about his decision, though his deliberations on "how to best serve the country" were telling."I'm trying to figure out how I can best serve this country, where I can do the greatest good for the United States of America," O'Rourke said Tuesday, the Texas Tribune reported. "So yeah, I'm thinking through that and it, you know, may involve running for the presidency, it may involve something else."  Continue reading...

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