The Houston Chronicle editorial board has known as on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to tug out of the 2020 race, return to Texas and run for senator.
“So Beto, if you’re listening: Come home. Drop out of the race for president and come back to Texas to run for senator,” it wrote. “The chances of winning the race you’re in now are vanishingly small. And Texas needs you.”
O’Rourke did not unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) within the 2018 midterms and the board acknowledged it “wouldn’t be easy” for O’Rourke to beat Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) in 2020.
“But a lot has changed since 2018,” it added. “You had a lot to do with that — and Trump is no longer rock-solid in Texas. Neither are the Republicans who support him.”