Former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke is reportedly planning a trip to meet voters outside of the Lone Star State, amid speculation that he is mounting a bid for president in 2020.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, O’Rourke is planning to visit a number of states on his tour, but will steer clear of early voting states, such as Iowa. The report indicated O’Rourke is showing interest in appearing at places such as community colleges, but does not plan to bring a campaign staff along for the trip. However, he may livestream the trip on his social media accounts.
O’Rourke’s move comes as the El Paso Democrat plots his next step after losing the Texas U.S. Senate race to Republican Ted Cruz last year. O’Rourke has been floated as a top possible presidential contender, along with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, and California Senator Kamala Harris.
Rep. O’Rourke’s campaign is expected to make a decision on a possible White House bid by February, according to the report.