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Driving toward 2020, a pile-up in the left lane

Nov 20, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

The latest hot commodity in the 2020 field of potential Democratic candidates for president is, unsurprisingly, Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Tex.). Normally, the guy who lost to a guy who lost to the incumbent president is not going to set the world on fire. But O'Rourke is no ordinary politician. His charisma, appeal to unity and ability to mobilize young people and Hispanics - even during a midterm election - make him unique among many of his peers considering a run against President Trump.