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Wed Apr 17, 2019, 08:34 PM

O'Rourke touts Senate run in White House bid -- even though he lost

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Ruth traveled to Texas last year to knock on doors when former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke ran for Senate. Now she’s concerned he’s repeating mistakes from that race, and she told him so to his face.

Ruth, who declined to give her last name, told O’Rourke at a town hall meeting Wednesday she did not think he drew enough of a contrast with GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, who was narrowly re-elected in November.

Now O’Rourke is running against at least 16 other Democrats, and the list still could grow.

“At some point you’re going to have to distinguish yourself from the other candidates who are running,” Ruth said.

Read more: http://www.rollcall.com/news/campaigns/orourke-touts-senate-run-white-house-bid-even-though-lost

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