ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democrat Beto O'Rourke said on Monday he's no longer ruling out a run for president in 2020, walking back earlier statements that he would not seek the White House.
O'Rourke, on the campaign trail during his run against Senate Republican Ted Cruz, had said he would not make a presidential run in 2020 no matter the outcome of his race against Cruz.
But on Monday, O'Rourke said he's changed his position and isn't ruling anything out.
"I'm also obviously really interested in the direction that this country takes and want to be as effective as I can making sure that it goes in a positive direction and contributing in whatever way that I can," said O'Rourke.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand rolled through key battleground states on a bus tour touting President Trump's 'broken promises,' as she tries to raise her profile in a crowded field of Democratic..