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With financial challenges and frustrating polls, Beto O’Rourke’s campaign reaches an abrupt end

The former El Paso congressman's withdrawal from the race for the White House came together relatively quickly with hours to spare before a major Democratic gathering in Iowa.

U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, stopped in Gainesville at the historic Santa Fe Depot June 9, 2018 to complete his 254 county journey across the state in his campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
Supporters console each other after presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke announced his withdrawal from the race, in Des Moines, Iowa on Nov. 1, 2019.

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