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Beto O’Rourke Chatting With Al Sharpton About a 2020 Run

December 11, 2018

Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) reportedly chatted with left-wing civil rights activist Al Sharpton on Friday and plan to meet in the near future as the progressive lawmaker considers launching a presidential bid in 2020.

A Sharpton spokeswoman told BuzzFeed News that the two shared a “great conservation” and plan to meet “within the next couple of weeks.”

Sharpton himself ran for president in 2004 and later advised then-President Barack Obama. He is among the latest high-profile political figures to connect with O’Rourke, who lost his bid for the U.S. Senate in Texas against Republican rival Sen. Ted Cruz last month.

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