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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 09:12 PM

Beto O'Rourke says he's focused on White House

Beto O’Rourke says he hasn’t thought about running for Senate in Texas if his White House bid is unsuccessful, and wants to focus fully on winning the Democratic presidential nomination.

O’Rourke tells The Associated Press while campaigning in Des Moines: “The only way I can run is by focusing forward, on the task at hand, and for me right now it’s meeting everybody that I can in Iowa and in the other states who will decide who the Democratic nominee will be.”

O’Rourke says thinking about an alternative position would be a distraction.

The former Texas congressman came within about three points of defeating Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz last November. Some Texas Democrats had hoped he would run against Republican Sen. John Cornyn, who’s up for re-election in 2020.

Read more: https://www.apnews.com/0047c702eec64130b5d0969b27dd8b5e

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