Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke said Monday that he is no longer ruling out running as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020.
Mr. O’Rourke notably changed his tune toward a potential presidential run during a town hall in Texas, according to the Texas Tribune.
When asked by an audience member if he would run in 2020, the outgoing congressman said he wanted to spend time with family before figuring out his next steps.
During his Senate race, which he ultimately lost to incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mr. O’Rourke repeatedly said he would not run in 2020 and was focused on the campaign in front of him.
“Now that that is no longer possible, we’re thinking through a number of things, and Amy and I made a decision not to rule anything out,” Mr. O’Rourke told reporters after the event.