O’Rourke says he’s ‘reluctantly’ dropping presidential bid

  • Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks to supporters before the Iowa Democratic Party’s Liberty and Justice Celebration, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. O’Rourke told his supporters that he was ending his presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

WASHINGTON — Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, announced Friday that he was ending his Democratic presidential campaign, which failed to recapture the enthusiasm, interest and fundraising prowess of his 2018 Senate race.

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