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Beto O’Rourke of Texas plans Iowa journey as 2020 announcement nears


Beto O’Rourke, on the verge of a presidential marketing campaign, is heading to Iowa.

The previous El Paso congressman is ready to go to the essential early voting state this weekend to marketing campaign for Eric Giddens, the Democratic candidate in a particular election for an Iowa Senate seat. O’Rourke will knock on doorways for Gidden on Saturday, doubtless in Waterloo, in response to an Iowa Democrat concerned within the race.

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On Monday night, Giddens tweeted a video from O’Rourke aimed toward College of Northern Iowa college students, reminding them that Wednesday is the final day to vote early on campus within the particular election. “Supporting him for state Senate is the best way that we get Iowa — and by extension, this nation — again heading in the right direction,” O’Rourke says within the video as he walks by means of an El Paso neighborhood carrying a “Northern Iowa” hat.

The journey will mark O’Rourke’s first to the Hawkeye State as a possible White Home contender. He has traveled the nation since his closer-than-expected loss to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in November however has not visited any of the standard early voting states.

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O’Rourke mentioned two weeks in the past that he had decided a couple of 2020 run and would share it with supporters quickly. The build-up continued over the weekend in Austin, the place O’Rourke stayed mum in regards to the timing of the announcement whereas showing on the South by Southwest competition.

Giddens is on the poll subsequent Tuesday to interchange a Democratic senator who resigned final month in Iowa’s Senate District 30, which covers the northeastern a part of the state. O’Rourke will not be the one identify within the 2020 combine coming to Giddens’ support — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, a declared candidate, can be visiting SD-30 this weekend.

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