Katie Glueck, a New York Times politics reporter, uncovered a picture of fliers that gave crowd instructions for Beto O’Rourke supporters at an Iowa conference center.
Glueck noticed the papers abandoned on a table at the Des Moines, Iowa, conference center where O’Rourke had been scheduled to speak before dropping out of the race Friday.
A stack of these Beto cheer guides were in a box on an abandoned table at the arena here in DSM. There were rolls of stickers, too— passersby stopped to grab some. “So sad! It’s so sad!” one woman said pic.twitter.com/21A7VJOJ0w
— Katie Glueck (@katieglueck) November 1, 2019
O’Rourke started his campaign on a high note, raising $6 million in the first 24 hours after announcing his candidacy. However, he was never able to consistently poll above more than 1% or 2%, Washington Examiner reports.
O’Rourke ended his campaign via Twitter on Friday. “Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively,” he said in a tweet. “In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.”
Our campaign has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively.
In that spirit: I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee. https://t.co/8jrBPGuX4t
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) November 1, 2019
Oh no, Beto just dropped out of race for President despite him saying he was “born for this.” I don’t think so!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 1, 2019
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