How much longer will Beto O’Rourke linger in the presidential race?

He’ll be out before the Iowa Caucuses….

Beto O’Rourke will report raising about $3.6 million from April through June, a startlingly small sum for a candidate whose presidential campaign once appeared ascendant and who raised massive amounts of money for his 2018 Senate race.

The total, which O’Rourke’s campaign will send to supporters tonight in an email, is less than half the $9.4 million O’Rourke raised in the first quarter, and well below the $6.1 million O’Rourke raised in the 24 hours after he announced his presidential campaign in March, which raised early expectations for his campaign.

To be honest O’Rourke’s campaign always struck me as being very much a “flavor of the month” situation. O’Rourke certainly didn’t strike me as a serious presidential candidate in part because he seemed to me to be more style than actual substance.


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