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O'Rourke 'not disappointed' by campaign start

O'Rourke 'not disappointed' by campaign start

Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeHarris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden Cruz wants donors to repay K he loaned to his 2018 campaign Texas Republicans sound post-2020 alarm bells 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 BidenBiden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll Ivanka Trump raises million in a week for father's campaign On The Money: McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 | Lawmakers see better prospects for COVID deal after election MORE and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTlaib, Ocasio-Cortez offer bill to create national public banking system Cutting defense spending by 10 percent would debilitate America's military The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Election night could be a bit messy MORE (I-Vt.).

O'Rourke has also been eclipsed by South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegWhat a Biden administration should look like Conservative operatives Wohl, Burkman charged in Ohio over false robocalls LGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress MORE.

O'Rourke gained mass attention during his 2018 campaign against Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzThe Memo: Texas could deliver political earthquake Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden Cruz wants donors to repay K he loaned to his 2018 campaign MORE (R-Texas).