O'Rourke spoke with Al Sharpton amid 2020 speculation

Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeDeval Patrick enters 2020 race O'Rourke says he 'absolutely' plans to stay in politics Krystal Ball: Buttigieg is 'the boomer candidate' 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 CruzOvernight Defense: Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators | Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract decision in court | Lawmakers under pressure to pass benefits fix for military families Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators at White House Senators confirm Erdoğan played 'propaganda' video in White House meeting 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 BidenBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states New witness claims first-hand account of Trump's push for Ukraine probes Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBloomberg to spend 0M on anti-Trump ads in battleground states Obama cautions 2020 hopefuls against going too far left What are Democrats going to do once Donald Trump leaves office? MORE (I-Vt.).