O'Rourke 'not disappointed' by campaign start

O'Rourke 'not disappointed' by campaign start

Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkePoll: Six Dems lead Trump in Florida match-ups Willie Nelson on supporting O'Rourke: 'Anything he wants to do, I'm with Beto' Willie Nelson on supporting O'Rourke: 'Anything he wants to do, I'm with Beto' MORE on Sunday he's not disappointed by the start of his presidential campaign.

"I knew this was going to be tough, it's perhaps one of the hardest things that one can do," the former Texas lawmakers said in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."

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"We're not gonna be able to accomplish this in just one media cycle or in a couple of months. It's a long, hard-fought campaign," he added.

O'Rourke entered the Democratic primary to great fanfare and late last year was even seen by some as a favorite to win the primary.

But he's struggled to win momentum and has seen his polling numbers fall. He's well behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Five takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Sanders tears into Trump in response to campaign kickoff rally MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFive takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Five takeaways from Trump's 2020 kickoff rally Sanders tears into Trump in response to campaign kickoff rally MORE (I-Vt.).

O'Rourke has also been eclipsed by South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegSanders tears into Trump in response to campaign kickoff rally Sanders tears into Trump in response to campaign kickoff rally Biden, Sanders to be center stage at first debate MORE.

O'Rourke gained mass attention during his 2018 campaign against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP senator introduces bill to hold online platforms liable for political bias GOP lawmaker delays House for second week GOP lawmaker delays House for second week MORE (R-Texas).