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Beto O’Rourke met with Barack Obama as he ponders a 2020 presidential campaign

Former Obama aides have encouraged the outgoing Democratic House member to make a White House run. The recent meeting was the first signal that the former president is getting personally involved in talks with the Texas congressman.

Beto O'Rourke speaks to his supporters after losing to Ted Cruz in the 2018 midterm elections, in El Paso on Tuesday, Nov. 6…
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