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Rourke drops f-bombs, staff snaps, stresses to reveal new documentary

Breaking News Emails Get urgent news alerts and special reports. The news and the stories that play a role, delivered everyday mornings. SUBSCRIBE March 9, 201 9, 10:02 PM GMTBy Alex Seitz-Wald AUSTIN, Texas – Beto is back, but does he drive? After a period of self-imposed exile, the former Democratic Congress returned to mid-Saturday as he ramps up for a potential 2020 presidential bid, appearing in the South of Southwest for the premiere of a new documentary on his failed Senate campaign against Ted Cruz. It has been 10 days since R&B said publicly that he had made a decision on his political future, but he told reporters on Saturday that he wanted to disclose "it properly and tell everyone at the same time." "I have to be on the timeline that works for my family and for the country and so is the timeline we are on," he said. When O & # 39; Rourke slipped into the Paramount Theater to screen the documentary, "Running for Beto", an e-mail delay "Pray to their big announcement" landed in the inboxes of the followers. " " If you are on the edge of your seat on Beto's decision on a potential 2020 fight for president, you are not alone, "wrote Cynthia Cano, an alternate campaign manager for his late bid." Many of us cross our fingers and hope that Beto has decided to run . " It is the clearest public indication than that R & Rke can prepare for…

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AUSTIN, Texas – Beto is back, but does he drive?

After a period of self-imposed exile, the former Democratic Congress returned to mid-Saturday as he ramps up for a potential 2020 presidential bid, appearing in the South of Southwest for the premiere of a new documentary on his failed Senate campaign against Ted Cruz.

It has been 10 days since R&B said publicly that he had made a decision on his political future, but he told reporters on Saturday that he wanted to disclose “it properly and tell everyone at the same time.”

“I have to be on the timeline that works for my family and for the country and so is the timeline we are on,” he said.

When O & # 39; Rourke slipped into the Paramount Theater to screen the documentary, “Running for Beto”, an e-mail delay “Pray to their big announcement” landed in the inboxes of the followers. “

” If you are on the edge of your seat on Beto’s decision on a potential 2020 fight for president, you are not alone, “wrote Cynthia Cano, an alternate campaign manager for his late bid.” Many of us cross our fingers and hope that Beto has decided to run . “

It is the clearest public indication than that R & Rke can prepare for a possible run, since his senior AIDS has begun behind-the-scenes efforts to find staff for a potential campaign.

But the preparations for a run is not the same as running – just ask Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio and former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, who both announced last week that they will not enter the race after president after extensive explorations

But after months of hibernation, R&D’s political machine has returned to life.

“Everything has been raised. People feel that something is coming,” says Nate Lerner, co-founder of Draft Beto, who is trying to run the Rourke in the 2020 competition. “We are now in the eye of the storm.”

Rourke’s R&D seniors have begun to hold meetings and phone calls to discuss potential work with democratic operations escaping with the impression that Rourke has done

and Rourke’s massive list collection for e- Post, which helped him raise $ 79 million for his late race, suddenly returned to life after months of inactivity, an important step, says digital political strategists, because email providers like Gmail downgrade inactive senders by sending more of their messages to spam.

Meanwhile, R&D Rourke has appeared publicly – everything from a Metallica concert to a rally to protest against President Donald Trump’s recent visit to O & # 39 Rourke’s hometown of El Paso

But with a dozen other democrats already in the race, many in Washington are confused as to why Rourke waited so long to exploit the enthusiasm generated by his senate campaign.

“His dynamics were second to none, and he could manifest that tension in record breaking collection numbers,” said democratic strategist Adrienne Elrod. “That’s why it remains a mystery why he, after he disappeared the Senate battle quickly, did not exploit that momentum and jumped into the presidential campaign at the beginning of the first quarter.”

“From collection to staffing to earned media, he would have had an advantage across the board, Elrod continued.” Should he seek the democratic nomination, I still believe he will be a top challenger, but time will soon tell about his moments in the long run have passed. “

Meanwhile, R&D has lost some shine after taking fire from the allies of Bernie Sanders on the left and writing shipments from soul-searching after the election trip that many were to be self-forgiving overruns Others noted their struggle to respond to specific political issues in an interview with the Washington Post

The new documentary, directed by David Modigliani and produced economically and editorially independent of Rourke, can serve as a valuable introduction to Americans who did not follow his Texas campaign.

Rourke gave Modigliani almost total access to both his campaign and h his family, and it shows what made him a fawning national success – his charisma, his availability, his oratory. [19659007] But it also captures the candidate who releases f-bombs, tied with stress, complaining that he must “dance” for the press and snatch his staff.

“The only feedback I gave was,” Can you take out some of the explanations from Beto, “said his wife Amy after the premiere.

” I know I was a giant space hole to be at times “, acknowledges O & # 39; 39; Rourke at a time in the documentary to his top helpers, who did not dispute him at that point.

And the movies on the Customs Campaign took their family.

“It was incredibly emotional to watch it,” said O & # 39 ; Rourke Saturday during a Q&A session after the premiere, with Amy and daughter Molly, through his site.

“David asked if we could do this at breakfast one day in Austin. And I was like yes, what fu–? “Remember him.” I just didn’t think it would be this. And I don’t think we fully appreciate how involved they would be. “

In the film, Amy tells how she was pregnant with her son when R & R 39 first said he wanted to run for congress year ago. [19659007]” I cried and cried just because I couldn’t understand why he was almost supposed to want to sacrifice our family to run for this level in the office? Since all I knew about life on the hill, it was so dirty and narrow, she says before she explains that she came up with the idea.

Rourke Allies say he has taken his time to decide by 2020 because he was worried about putting his family through another campaign.

“I appreciate that he is very caring and takes his time.” Jody Casey, his friend who passed his Senate campaign, said in a podcast interview last month with liberal Twitter personalities Ed and Brian Krassenstein. “He is also a father of three children who are 8, 10 and 12, and I think it’s a serious factor for him and Amy when they make this decision together.”

The only thing about his future as R & R & Rourke and his team has made clear is that he will not run to the Senate against late John Cornyn, R-Texas.

Amy, who publicly expressed doubts about her husband’s political ambition, smiled as the friendly audience at the film premiere choked for Rourke to run again.

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