O’Rourke: Announcement Coming ‘Soon’ On ‘A Decision’

Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks to a crowd of marchers during the anti-Trump "March for Truth" in El Paso, Texas, on February 11, 2019. - The march took place at the same time as US President Donald Tru... Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke speaks to a crowd of marchers during the anti-Trump "March for Truth" in El Paso, Texas, on February 11, 2019. - The march took place at the same time as US President Donald Trump pushed his politically explosive crusade to wall off the Mexican border at a rally in El Paso. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAUL RATJE/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 27, 2019 6:43 p.m.

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) on Wednesday teased an announcement about how he “can best serve our country,” as part of a Dallas Morning News report that he will likely run for President.

“Amy and I have made a decision about how we can best serve our country,” O’Rourke told the paper. “We are excited to share it with everyone soon.”

Unnamed “people close” to O’Rourke told the Morning News, in the paper’s words, that he will “likely will announce a campaign for president soon.” The paper reported sources close to O’Rourke said they expected a presidential announcement “within weeks.”

O’Rourke has been considered a potential candidate for the Democratic nomination for president after his unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) gained national attention and a large network of committed donors.

He could also run for Senate again, in 2020, this time against Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).

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