O'Rourke spoke with Al Sharpton amid 2020 speculation

Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeBiden will help close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention: report O'Rourke on Texas reopening: 'Dangerous, dumb and weak' Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House MORE (D-Texas) reportedly spoke late last week with Democratic activist Rev. Al Sharpton as the congressman mulls a possible White House bid.

BuzzFeed News reported Monday that the two men spoke on Friday. Rachel Noerdlinger, a spokesperson for Sharpton, told the news outlet that they "had a great conversation" and agreed to meet within a couple of weeks.

Sharpton, who served as an adviser to former President Obama and was briefly a Democratic presidential candidate in 2004, is the latest prominent Democrat to speak with O'Rourke following his unsuccessful campaign to unseat Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged Iranian sanction violations On The Money: Trump signs order targeting social media firms' legal protections | 2M more Americans file new jobless claims, pushing total past 40M | White House to forgo summer economic forecast amid COVID-19, breaking precedent MORE (R-Texas). The campaign attracted enormous fundraising totals and national attention.


O'Rourke reportedly met with Obama at his Washington, D.C., offices roughly a week after the midterm elections. Several former Obama advisers have also publicly voiced support for the lawmaker.

O'Rourke previously said he was not interested in a White House run in 2020, but has since revised his position to note that he would not rule anything out.

The Texas congressman was listed near the top of a poll earlier this month of potential 2020 Democratic candidates, along wit former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Biden: 'More than one African American woman' being considered for VP Liberal group asks Klobuchar to remove herself from VP consideration because of prosecutorial record MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe battle of two Cubas Coronavirus Report: The Hill's Steve Clemons interviews Rep. Ro Khanna Democrats gear up to hit GOP senators on DACA MORE (I-Vt.).