Did Charlotte O’Rourke Leak Beto’s Plans for a 2020 Run?


Photo by Beto O’Rourke

On Wednesday night, Beto O’Rourke’s sister Charlotte posted a photo on her Facebook account that may indicate her brother will be seeking the presidency in 2020.

The picture was posted just hours after news broke that O’Rourke and his wife had “made a decision” about how best to serve the American people, but that he would not run for Senate again. It had been previously speculated that O’Rourke could challenge Texas Sen. John Cornyn.

“Amy and I have made a decision about how we can best serve our country,” O’Rourke told the Dallas Morning News. “We are excited to share it with everyone soon.”

The 46-year-old O’Rourke made waves during his race against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) last year, when he amassed a national social media following. The Democratic candidate and former Congressman raised more than $70 million from mostly small donors, and came within three percentage points of winning the election.

Should he run, O’Rourke will join a crowded field of Democratic candidates, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris, among others. However, according to several early polls, O’Rourke trailed behind only Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden, who has not yet announced a presidential run.

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