Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) on Thursday jumped from tenth to second place in CNN rankings of prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.
By placing O’Rourke second on his monthly “power rankings” of potential Democratic candidates, CNN’s Chris Cillizza put him ahead of many others who had been considered leading contenders for the 2020 nomination. The Texas Congressman now ranks ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).