Failed Candidate Mulls 2020 Bid

Former Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke (Texas), who is mulling a 2020 presidential bid, is preparing to embark on a solo road trip to meet voters outside of Texas.

O’Rourke, who launched a failed campaign to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) last year, is asking his aides to make an itinerary for him to travel across the country, where he would “pop into places” such as community college campuses, a person familiar with the plans told the Wall Street Journal.

O’Rourke’s trip would start from his El Paso home and focus on areas away from Iowa and other early-voting states. It is unclear whether the Texas Democrat will document the trip on social media, but he is expected to travel without his aides and the press. He is not expected to make a final decision on his 2020 plans until at least February, according to the Journal.

Mr. O’Rourke is one of three leading Democratic figures looming over the party’s nascent presidential contest. Decisions to be made in coming weeks by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, along with Mr. O’Rourke’s move, will help shape the contours of the 2020 Democratic campaign.

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon.