Bannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020

Bannon says an O'Rourke-Harris ticket poses the greatest threat to Trump in 2020
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Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon reportedly told a conservative Italian group that he believes a presidential ticket with former Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeDemocrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Democrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Campaign dads fit fatherhood between presidential speeches MORE (D-Texas) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers MORE (D-Calif.) is the most challenging that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE could face in 2020. 

“Beto on the ticket with Harris is the most dangerous ticket for Trump,” Bannon said, according to the Daily Beast. Both Harris and O'Rourke are among a crowded Democratic field vying for the chance to take on Trump.

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“But don’t forget, the vampire is still alive: Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Democrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate House Intel Republican: 'Foolish' not to take info on opponent from foreign ally MORE,” Bannon added. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee has said she is not running again this cycle.

O'Rourke launched his campaign last week and raised more money on his first day than any other candidate so far. He and Harris are facing off against several other prominent politicians including Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersConfused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Confused by polls? Watch early primary states — not national numbers Biden leads in early voting states, followed by Warren, Sanders: poll MORE (I-Vt.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Trump steadfast in denials as support for impeachment grows MORE (D-Mass.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerFox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden, Sanders, other Democrats Fox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden, Sanders, other Democrats Poll: Biden leads, Warren surges in South Carolina MORE (D-N.J.)

Bannon had a top position on Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and also served in the White House until the summer of 2017. He has also worked as the executive chairman of the far-right website Breitbart News.