Beto O'Rourke's gets close with supporters during a 2018 San Antonio campaign stop.
Most of the Lone Star State's Democratic voters would prefer Beto O’Rourke hang up his presidential aspirations and challenge John Cornyn for his Senate seat in 2020, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll
Sixty percent of Democratic and Dem-leaning voters said the former El Paso congressman should scrap his White House run and gun for Cornyn, a well-funded GOP insider
whom Democrats have made a multi-million-dollar priority
Among others, Cornyn now faces a challenge from MJ Hegar
, a former Air Force helicopter pilot who ran a scrappy 2018 House campaign.
Only 27% of those polled by Quinnipiac said O'Rourke should keep up his presidential bid.
O’Rourke ranked second in the poll among the gaggle of candidates chasing the Democratic nomination. However, his 16% support significantly lagged that of frontrunner Joe Biden, who had blessing of 30% of respondents.
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