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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) is urged retiring Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) to run for president in 2020, throwing cold water on rumors that the failed presidential candidate may launch another bid of his own.
O’Malley, who dropped out of the 2016 presidential race before the New Hampshire primary, makes crystal clear in an opinion editorial for the Des Moines Register published Thursday that he “will not be running for president in 2020,” before laying out why he believes O’Rourke should seek the Democratic nomination.
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“In his courageous run for U.S. Senate in Texas, O’Rourke ran a disciplined and principled campaign that also managed to be raw, authentic, and real,” O’Malley, who served as Maryland’s governor from 2007 to 2015, writes. “He spoke to the American values of honesty, compassion for one another, and courage in the face of a rapidly changing future.”
O’Malley praised O’Rourke, who lost a bid for U.S. Senate in Texas against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in November, stating the progressive lawmaker is part of a “new generation” of leadership equipped to solve issues such as climate change, immigration reform and “building economy that works for all of us.”
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