Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren could be on a warpath, with Beto allegedly talking to her former top adviser. Breitbart reports:
One of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) top political advisers is reportedly expected to meet with Rep. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke (D-TX) about a potential 2020 run days after the New York Times conceded that Warren angered her left-wing base with her DNA test and the pro-Warren Boston Globe suggested that she take a pass on a White House bid.
According to a Friday evening report in the Washington Post, Mindy Myers, “who was one of the primary architects of Warren’s political rise and has remained one of her close advisers,” has reportedly “been in talks with several rival campaigns” and is planning to meet with O’Rourke.
Myers was expected to have a top role in Warren’s potential presidential campaign, but it seems like even some of Warren’s most important advisers are seeing the writing on the wall about her 2020 chances.
This week, the New York Times conceded that Warren’s botched DNA test and subsequent bungled rollout angered left-wing activists and people of color who are so critical to the Democrats’ coalition. The Times revealed that Warren has “yet to allay criticism from grass-roots progressive groups, liberal political operatives and other potential 2020 allies who complain that she put too much emphasis on the controversial field of racial science” and played into President Donald Trump’s hands.
Beto’s rapid rise in the Democrats’ ranks of potential 2020 nominees will most likely anger those more senior Democrats who feel it is “their turn”.