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Beto O’Rourke Drops Out of the Presidential Race


The former congressman and Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, on Friday, announced that he would back off from the upcoming presidential race. As per the report, due to underwhelming performance and weak fundraising, O’Rourke has taken such a decision. He officially announced that decision via this Twitter account.

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He wrote that his presidential rally campaign has always been seeing clearly and performing decisively and honestly. Based on that, he announced that his service to the United States of America would be as the nominee as well as a candidate. Addressing his supporters, he told that he would try his best to support the nominee of the party and encouraged others to do the same. He promised to be a part of all the causes which brought him here, including climate changes, racism, and gun control. 

Recently, O’Rourke found struggling with himself. He had been planned to speak at a dinner party of the Iowa Democratic on Friday. Besides, he was scheduled to register his candidacy officially in New Hampshire in the coming days. 

Fundraising was an issue

As per the report, O’Rourke dropped out of the race as his team wasn’t able to raise sufficient funds for the campaigns. His adviser’s informer that O’Rourke’s fundraising pace meant he would have to cut down spending to pay for advertising that is required to get a small boost to get qualified for the November’s debate program. As per their advisors, he just raised around USD 4.5 million by the end of 2019 Q3. 

August’s incident changed the campaign drastically 

Some experts suggested that O’Rourke’s presidential campaign changed its pace drastically in this year’s August when a mass shooting at Walmart in EI Paso took 22 lives. Due to this incident, he put his campaign on hold for around two weeks, and he made a comment that developed criticism from democrats.