Beto O'Rourke heads to Iowa as 2020 speculation reaches fever pitch

Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke Headed to Iowa this Weekend

Former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke Headed to Iowa this Weekend

O'Rourke's name was thrown in the ring as a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate after his closer-than-expected loss past year to U.S. Sen.

On Monday evening, Giddens tweeted a video from O'Rourke aimed at University of Northern Iowa students, reminding them that Wednesday is the last day to vote early on campus in the special election. "[University of Northern Iowa], we're counting on you, and we're looking forward to seeing you soon". O'Rourke will visit Waterloo on Saturday to kick off an "afternoon of canvassing, GOTV, and grassroots organizing" for Giddens, according to O'Rourke's team.

A Democratic presidential hopeful and another candidate believed to be leaning toward entering the race will visit Dubuque this weekend. Ted Cruz. In a separate, post-screening question-and-answer session with reporters the former congressman said that he wanted to make sure the announcement regarding his 2020 plans was done "the right way". "It's the exact kind of campaign that America needs right now, and it's why so many of us are hoping that Beto has chose to launch a campaign for President of the United States".

However the trip to Iowa this weekend comes as O'Rourke appears to have lost early ground against his potential Democratic rivals. O'Rourke is not the only name in the 2020 mix coming to Giddens' aid - U.S. Sen.

A Des Moines Register/CNN Iowa poll released this weekend found that O'Rourke has dropped six percentage points from the first Iowa poll that was released in December.

Rep. Beto O'Rourke speaks to constituents outside of a polling location at Nixon Elementary School in El Paso, Texas, Nov. 6, 2018.

He sat for an interview with Oprah Winfrey in NY and held a rival rally last month to decry Trump's immigration policy as the president promoted his planned border wall in El Paso. With President Donald Trump's job approval mired in the low- to mid-40s, Republicans are starting to focus on ensuring he faces as weak a candidate as possible... The former Texas congressman is expected to visit the Hawkeye State on Saturday to participate in a get-out-the-vote event.

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