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Readers React: From Senate also-ran to presidential greatness: It’s been done

Beto O'Rourke speaks during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in New York on Feb. 5, 2019.
Beto O’Rourke speaks during an interview with Oprah Winfrey in New York on Feb. 5, 2019.
(Kathy Willens / Associated Press)

To the editor: So here we have a tall, thin, relatively young politician whose only service in national office has been a brief time in Congress. Now he’s seen as a potential presidential candidate simply because his Senate run got national attention — and then he lost.

This of course is former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) in February 2019. This interestingly is also Abraham Lincoln in February 1859.

Richard Rowe, Huntington Beach

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