O’Rourke drops out of race for Democratic presidential nominee

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Beto O'Rourke

FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2019 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, in Manchester, NH. O’Rourke’s call to confiscate the millions of AR- and AK-style firearms in the U.S. raised some big questions. How might it be possible to round up all the millions of those rifles in circulation? Could it be done safely? And would it solve the gun violence problem? (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

(WFRV) — Beto O’ Rourke has announced that he has dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential candidate.

In a Friday afternoon tweet, O’Rourke says, “I am announcing that my service to the country will not be as a candidate or as the nominee.”

O’Rourke adds that “I can tell you firsthand from having the chance to know the candidates, we will be well served by any one of them, and I’m going to be proud to support whoever she or he is.”

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