Beto O’Rourke said Friday that he‘s no closer to making a decision on a presidential run, noting that family concerns and the “exhaustion” of his Texas Senate run are still weighing on him.
“There’s an exhaustion after an effort like that, that I’m learning is hard to recover from,” the former Texas congressman said at a local speaker series here. “You don’t snap back.”
He gave no sense of timing for an announcement about his 2020 intentions. In response to a question from the audience, he said he has not had any contact with other potential candidates about joining a presidential ticket. If he does not run for president, O’Rourke said he is considering teaching.
He told POLITICO after the event that he has no timetable for a decision, suggesting it could “potentially” take months.