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Beto O’rourke, former Texas Congressman, who began his 2020 presidential campaign, drawing huge crowds and glowing magazine cover features, unceremoniously dropped his bid on Friday afternoon-but not before spending nearly $14 million in its second costly political loss in less than a year, Federal Election Commission records.
Only in the past year, O’rourke-who raised over $17 million for his presidential run — in the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history, before he is to oust Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
Cruz spent more than $45 million for its effort to fend off, O’rourke, the shell is about 75 million US dollars in the failed bid. To take the FEC numbers on the O’rourke’s push for the democratic vigorously on, and President of the Trump in the year 2020 were last updated on Sept. 30.
“Although it is difficult to accept, it is not clear to me now that this campaign will have the resources to successfully move forward,” O’rourke wrote in a Medium post on Friday. “My service to the country not as a candidate or as a candidate.”
In this Sept. 7 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’rourke speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic y convention in Manchester. He is now out of the campaign.
“We should be proud of what we fought for and what we could achieve,” he continued.
O’rourke recently ratcheted up his rhetoric in the election campaign, as his poll numbers stagnated — he had you beat, 5 percent support in a Fox News poll for the democratic nomination in March. He recently said in a CNN town hall on LGBTQ issues, he would remove tax exemption from churches that do not recognized same-sex marriages and struck an ambitious mandatory gun-buy-back scheme for over a month in advance.
“Hell Yes, we are going to have your AR-15, AK-47,” he said in a Democratic presidential debate on Sept. 12. “We will not allow them to be used against our fellow citizens.”
Some liberal lamenting the end of the O’rourke’s campaign, which he played into Republicans’ hands emphatically urge, to fear the far-left positions, the rates of potentially moderate Democrats as too radical.
Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel hit O’rourke for his gun, mandatory gun buy-back tweet position in a Sunday.
“Beto’s campaign was over as soon as he bragged openly to confiscate the guns of law-abiding citizens,” she wrote. “There is no greater supporter of 2A rights than @realDonaldTrump!”
In his message on the Medium, O’rourke, his followers were encouraged to fight more for the things he took in the election campaign.
“Let’s continue to fearlessly champion the issues and causes that brought us together,” he said. “Whether it is ending the epidemic of gun violence, or dismantling of structural racism, or to successfully combat climate change before it is too late, we will continue to organize and mobilize and act in the best interest of America.”
While the amount raised and spent by O’rourke in his presidential candidacy was significant, considering his campaign lasted a little more than seven months, it was hardly record-in the current Democratic presidential field.
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Among the top-polling candidate, self-identified democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders has raised more than $70 million and spent more than $40 million, as of Sept. 30; former Vice-President Joe Biden had raised over $37 million and spent more than $27 million; and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has raked in more than $60 million and spent more than $34 million.
Sr., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., raised over $35 million as of Sept. 30 and spent more than $25 million, while South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg raised over $51 million and spent more than $27 million.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., two candidates struggling to gain traction, the race in the presidential, each spent and grew up in quantities similar to O’rourke, as of Sept. 30.