Democrats O'Rourke, Klobuchar to visit Dubuque on Saturday

Democrats O'Rourke, Klobuchar to visit Dubuque on Saturday

A spokesman says O'Rourke will visit the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday to campaign for Eric Giddens, the Democratic candidate running in a state Senate special election there.

"Supporting [Giddens] for state Senate is the way that we get Iowa - and by extension, this country - back on the right track", O'Rourke said while wearing a Northern Iowa hat in the video. "UNI, we're counting on you, and we're looking forward to seeing you soon".

O'Rourke's team sent out an email blast on Saturday teasing a "big announcement" and inviting supporters to be the first to hear any news.

Senior advisers have begun meeting with O'Rourke to lay the foundation of a presidential run, which includes reaching out to Democratic operatives and potential staffers for positions within his campaign, reported NBC News. "I'd like for you to be a part of it".

O'Rourke, 46, rose to national prominence previous year when he narrowly lost his bid to defeat Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. "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".

Beto O'Rourke and Oprah Winfrey talk during Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations at PlayStation Theater, Feb. 5, 2019 in New York City.

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After months of speculation, O'Rourke announced in February that he had made a decision on his political ambitions.

A Democratic presidential hopeful and another candidate believed to be leaning toward entering the race will visit Dubuque this weekend.

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.

While in Iowa this weekend, O'Rourke is scheduled to speak on a conference call this weekend with the High School Democrats of America.

"Beto O'Rourke has long sold Democrats a bill of goods, pretending to be a liberal superstar while exploiting his father-in-law's connections to climb the political ladder". O'Rourke is not the only name in the 2020 mix coming to Giddens' aid - U.S. Sen.

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