Former U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke has been mentioned as a possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidate even before his concession speech following his loss to Ted Cruz.
O’Rourke is set to have a lot more time on his hands as his term as a U.S. congressman is set to expire in January. What he does after that is up for speculation. However, following meetings with two high-profile Democrats, it’s only going to add fuel to 2020 presidential speculation.
On Friday, O’Rourke reportedly spoke with Sharpton. What they spoke about is up for speculation, but Sharpton has been a big player in Democratic politics for decades.
Before speaking with Sharpton, O’Rourke also is said to have had a meeting in Washington with former President Barack Obama.
Why O’Rourke has not said he’s officially in or out yet, it’s still too early, he seems to be someone who is at least intrigued by the opportunity and his meeting with all the right people in Democratic circles.