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BREAKING: O’Rourke Drops Out

Posted on | November 1, 2019 | No Comments

 

The avowed gun-grabber has run out of money:

Former Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas is dropping out of the presidential race, ending a campaign in which he struggled for months to recapture the energy of his insurgent 2018 Senate candidacy on a national stage full of other big personalities and liberal champions.
Mr. O’Rourke made the decision to quit the race in the middle of this week, on the eve of a gathering Friday of Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa, according to people familiar with his thinking. He is not expected to run for any other office in 2020, despite persistent efforts by party leaders and political donors to coax him into another bid for the Senate.
His campaign has been under extreme financial strain, and Mr. O’Rourke’s advisers concluded that proceeding in the race might have meant making deep cuts to his staff in order to pay for advertising and other measures to compete in the early primary and caucus state.
Mr. O’Rourke planned to announce his withdrawal from the race in Iowa on Friday evening and follow up with an email message to his supporters. In that message, a draft of which was reviewed by The New York Times, Mr. O’Rourke said he was proud of championing issues like guns and climate change but conceded that his campaign lacked “the means to move forward successfully.”

Good-bye, and good riddance, Robert Francis O’Rourke. On Fox News minutes ago, Juan Williams asked, “Who gets Beto’s support now?” To which Dana Perino replied, “Well, he doesn’t have any support.”

UPDATE: Guess this fund-raising idea didn’t work out:

 

How about, “Hell, no, you won’t!”


 

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