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Beto O'Rourke rules out Senate run, teases likely presidential bid

Beto O'Rourke, the former Democratic representative from Texas who narrowly lost a Senate bid to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) last year, has reportedly ruled out a possible second run for Senate. O'Rourke is considering a bid for president, and has said he will make his decision on the 2020 race public in the next several weeks. He had considered running for Sen. John Cornyn's (R-Texas) seat, but ultimately determined it wasn't the way to "best serve the country." He told The Dallas Morning News that he and his family had decided on whether he would run for president. "We are excited to share it with everyone soon," he said.

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