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Beto O’Rourke hits highway once more with 2020 determination looming


Beto O’Rourke is on the highway once more as he nears a call on whether or not to enter the 2020 presidential race.

The previous Democratic congressman from El Paso who ran for U.S. Senate in 2018 has not less than two appearances scheduled this weekend throughout the Midwest. On Friday night, he’ll go to the College of Wisconsin-Madison, the place he’ll maintain a meet and greet with college students and college. And on Saturday afternoon, he’ll communicate at america Hispanic Management Institute Nationwide Convention in Chicago.

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The swing by means of the area seems to be O’Rourke’s first main journey outdoors Texas since his solo highway journey final month by means of components of the Southwest. Since then, O’Rourke has stated he’ll make a 2020 determination by the top of the month.

It wasn’t instantly clear whether or not O’Rourke was approaching the Midwest journey the identical method he did his earlier one — touring alone by automobile and running a blog alongside the way in which. However the Midwestern stops will undoubtedly additional stoke hypothesis about his 2020 plans, that are the topic of much more curiosity after his starring position in protests of President Donald Trump’s go to to El Paso on Monday.

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The occasion at UW-Madison, which is being hosted by the Political Science Pupil Affiliation, is for college kids and college solely. On the USHLI convention, O’Rourke is the featured speaker at a luncheon honoring three present and former Democratic lawmakers: U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva of Arizona, U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico and former U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois.

The convention can even characteristic remarks Friday by Julián Castro, the Texas Democrat who’s already a 2020 candidate. He’s the keynote speaker at a luncheon recognizing his mom, the Mexican-American civil rights activist Rosie Castro.

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