The 2020 election will likely be the most contentious U.S. election in history.
Deep state elitists are already working overtime to make sure that President Trump faces a heavy defeat.
But their top challenger to him in 2020 just got career-ending news.
Democrats are having a hard time finding somebody to defeat President Trump in 2020.
They have had no real leader or direction for the past two years.
The only thing holding them together is their deep-held hatred of Trump.
Outside of that, the party is deeply divided.
The radical far-left looks to the establishment of the Democrat Party as enemies similar to how Trump supporters see establishment Republicans.
So in finding a nominee for 2020, Democrats will need to find somebody that can bring the many wings of the party together.
The only candidate to show promise of doing that is Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.
In his failed bid to take down Sen. Ted Cruz, he was able to bridge the divide in the party.
The far left likes him due to his intense railing against corruption, and claimed refusal to take special interest money.
And more establishment types like him for not shifting too radically left, at least publicly.
But that appeal to the far-left is starting to fade.
In April, O’Rourke signed into the environmental group, Oil Change USA’s “No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge” agreeing not to accept money from the fossil fuel industry.
But the group is now removing him from the list of politicians agreeing to the pledge, due to accepting nearly half a million dollars from fossil fuel executives.
In total, he has accepted $430,000 from fossil fuel executives.
This action is sure to upset many of his progressive followers.
They look to him as a principled politician who stands by his word, much of what draws them to politicians like Sen. Bernie Sanders.
It is unclear if O’Rourke is going to try to right this wrong, but regardless, it shows a clear violation of a pledge he has made.
O’Rourke was largely unknown until his bid to take on Ted Cruz.
In his race, despite being unsuccessful, he has been able to create a nationwide following.
O’Rourke raised over $80 million in his race, largely from donors outside of Texas.
Those donors will be very valuable if he is to take on Trump in 2020.
In his race, he has also been able to create an infrastructure that can be used for a nationwide race.
With Texas being such a large state, O’Rourke was able to conduct voter outreach on a massive scale, using everything from email, social media, direct mail, and in person voter outreach.
It is these same avenues that are necessary in a presidential race.
While O’Rourke has not officially announced his bid, he has been making moves indicating he will do so.
Recently he met with former President Barack Obama, in what many believe was a discussion about a possible run.
Along with that, he has been able to perform well in Democrat polls, being the number one pick in a recent MoveOn.org poll.
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