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Andrew Gillum, the Democrat who ran for Florida governor this year, recently reached out to Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) amid speculation that O’Rourke will run for president in 2020, according to NBC News.
Gillum and O’Rourke spoke on the phone and discussed their desire for someone who is “young and unapologetically progressive” to lead the Democrats, NBC News reported, citing two anonymous sources.
The article goes on to state the following:
Gillum initiated the phone call, which was the first time that O’Rourke and Gillum had ever spoken, according to NBC News.
O’Rourke is viewed as a leading contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. He initially said he didn’t plan to run for president, but has recently left the door open to the possibility.
In addition to speaking with Gillum, O’Rourke has also met recently with Democratic activist Rev. Al Sharpton and former President Obama.
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