Beto O’Rourke has withdrawn from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination for 2020.
Beto O’Rourke posted on social media: In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.
With his strong performance in a 2018 US Senate race against the Republican incumbent Ted Cruz, a contest he lost marginally Beto O’Rourke rose to national prominence
Beto transformed his senate race performance into a presidential bid which started strongly but soon saw very public misfires and it never made a serious impression on the polls or in crowded debates.
O’Rourke policy announcements included an assault-weapon buyback which was meant to stop mass shootings prompted ferocious criticism from the Republicans at national as well as state level.