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Menendez: O’Rourke a potential presidential candidate

New Jersey Senator backing Booker for nomination

By Nikita Biryukov, January 02 2019 2:45 pm

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez said he considers Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.) to be a potential presidential candidate in 2020.

“I take anybody who raises as much money as he did, from a national perspective, to be a potential candidate, and at the end of the day, we’ll see whether or not that happens,” Menendez said. “It’s going to be a crowded field, so distinguishing yourself is going to be critical.”

O’Rourke raised and spent more than $80 million in an unsuccessful bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) last year.

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was the first to officially announce her presidential bid when she created an exploratory committee late last month. U.S. Sen Cory Booker is expected to mount his own bid but has yet to announce.

“I think he has a vision for the country. He can bring people together in common cause, and so I think he’ll gain his fair share of support,” Menendez said of Booker, whom he supports and later jokingly told to hurry up and announce his bid.

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3 thoughts on “Menendez: O’Rourke a potential presidential candidate

  1. Go ahead, guarantee Donnie Tiny Hands a second term. Beta O’Rourke lost to TED CRUZ. TED CRUZ GOT DESTROYED by the ORANGE IMBECILE. He’s nothing but a corporatist SHILL NEOLIBERAL DOUCHE

  2. Menendez supports a candidate who wrote this: “.as I was driving home from work, I noticed two children crossing the street. They were happy…This happiness was mine by right. As I neared the young ones, I put all my weight on my right foot, keeping the accelerator pedal on the floor until I heard the crashing of the two children on the hood, and then the sharp cry of pain from one of the two… I just sat in a daze, sweet visions filling my head.’
    Beto O’Rourke aged 15. WOW. Just wow. It’s a known fact that in psychology, when a 15 year old would write something this dark and disturbing, it’s still lurking in the adult. This sociopath Beto will pretend it was no big deal and fakely apologize for it, but not mean it. This is one sick puppy. Nobody who wrote something like this about teens at 15 should EVER be running for President. There are too many people in this country who do NOT have this dark background who are more deserving of the chance. WHy do we keep promoting the worst and most morally corrupt candidates? Millions of people in this country and this is the best of the best? Good grief.

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