Dems Rally Behind Beto for 2020, Major Obama Donor Says 'Time to Pass the Torch'

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December 07, 2018Dec 07, 2018

The Democratic Party is already busy trying to figure out who will be their chosen nominee for the 2020 Presidential election. They are desperate to unseat President Trump and will do anything to get him out of the White House.

In a recent Senate election, Ted Cruz was challenged by Beto O'Rourke in Texas. Beto was a surprisingly strong Senate candidate who lost to Ted by a small margin. A lot of people were surprised with how close the race was.

"Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) is considered one of the top Democratic contenders for the White House in 2020 even among more well-known potential hopefuls," according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill.

Since losing to Ted, Beto hasn't faded into the abyss. His team has been actively looking to the future. Many Democratic leaders, and supports, are also eyeing the young man for a Presidential nomination.

Now, a major donor from Barack Obama's first campaign in 2008 has stepped forward. He says it has "time to pass the torch" for the Democratic Party, throwing his support behind the Texas newcomer.

"Chicago financier Louis Susman said he is encouraging O’Rourke, a rising Democratic star who narrowly lost a Senate race to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), to run against President Trump, CNN reported Friday," reported The Hill.

He went on to discuss his views on Beto as it relates to other Democratic contenders, including Biden and Kerry. While the well-known politicians carry a lot of name recognition, Susman feels Beto is the kind of candidate who is going to spark the party to come alive and take back Washington.

"It's time to pass the torch to a new generation,” Susman told CNN. "I have nothing against the Bidens and Kerrys of the world and all of these senators that are looking at it, but I think the Beto example is what inspired people and what we are going to need."

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