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Democrat Beto O'Rourke drops out of presidential race

O'Rourke campaigned in our region in August

Democratic presidential candidate, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) speaks during a campaign rally on October 17, 2019 in Grand Prairie, Texas. O'Rourkes Rally Against Fear was held to counter President Trump's campaign rally today in Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins)
Democratic presidential candidate, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) speaks during a campaign rally on October 17, 2019 in Grand Prairie, Texas. O'Rourkes Rally Against Fear was held to counter President Trump's campaign rally today in Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins) (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON – Democrat Beto O'Rourke announced the end of his presidential campaign on Friday.

He made the announcement on Twitter, shortly before 5:30 p.m.

 

 

He posted a longer message here.

In August, O'Rourke came to our region, becoming the first candidate to do so this election season.

In the Oct. 17-29 polling window, O'Rourke was tied for seventh place among Democratic candidates, according to the Real Clear Politics average
 


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