Beto skips town while his brain trust sketches 2020 plans

POLITICO reports that political advisers to Beto O’Rourke, who's "leaning toward running for president," are sketching out a presidential campaign plan  while he takes a road trip to clear his head.

Beto O’Rourke has left Texas, decamping for a highly anticipated road trip, but his former advisers are quietly sketching the outline of a potential presidential run that would replicate — and on a national scale — the grassroots-driven organizing model O’Rourke employed in his Texas Senate campaign.

Becky Bond, a senior adviser to Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign and an adviser to O’Rourke’s 2018 Senate run, has been talking with operatives in recent days about potential jobs on a 2020 campaign, two sources familiar with those conversations told POLITICO.

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