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Beto O’Rourke Doesn’t Rule Out Running For President In 2020

“Party Politics” co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer analyze the repercussions of a potential run by one of the rising stars of the Democratic Party

In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, the 2018 Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas, speaks during a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas.

Despite a losing bid for the U.S. Senate in Texas, Betomania hasn’t cooled off as many in the Democratic Party are hoping he’ll run for higher office. Although Beto O’Rourke said during the campaign he would not be a candidate for president in 2020, he suggested this week that he might be open to the idea.  We are a long way from a decision from Team Beto and the 2020 election is two years away, but “Party Politics” co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer break down what this might mean for Texas, the Democratic Party, and American politics. 

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