Everyone is already clamoring for Beto O’Rourke to run for president

It’s been only a handful of hours since the first polls closed in last night’s midterms—but both Democrats and Republicans online are already chatting about the next major election: who will face President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race.

Trump will run against the winner of what is expected to be a wide open array of Democratic candidates. With the focus no longer on the midterms, all eyes are turning to who will first announce their intentions to take on the president.

Even Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, decided its time to start focusing on the next election.

While a number of announcements from Democratic lawmakers are expected to happen in the coming months, it’s clear that many people online have one person they desperately want to run: Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-El Paso).

O’Rourke lost his bid to take Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Tx.) seat in the Senate, but the closeness of his race and his immense popularity have people dreaming about a matchup against Trump.

But O’Rourke’s potential candidacy wasn’t the only 2020-related issue people were chatting about.

Some believe the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives and gaining several governor seats was a sign of things to come in the 2020 election.

Other people were clearly not ready for another hyper-focused election cycle.

Like it or not, even two years away, 2020 is right around the corner.

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).