B eto O'Rourke admitted in an interview that his father-in-law spent a lot of time talking about his daughter's ex-boyfriend positively when the 2020 hopefully asked for his blessing for their marriage.
"I was down with him in his office and he was an imposing figure and I was very nervous," the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate told the Associated Press Friday.
William Sanders, the "Warren Buffett of Real Estate," is the father of O'Rourke's wife and spent "a lot of time talking about her previous boyfriend, whom she liked and destined" according to O'Rourke. [1
Sanders, who is worth at least $ 500 million according to Forbes, has helped fund all of O'Rourke's campaigns, pouring in tens of thousands or dollars.
When O'Rourke joined the presidential race this year, Club for Growth, a Conservative PAC, ran the ad congressman for "doing his father-in-law's bidding."
O'Rourke has seen his support in the presidential race flag in recent months down from a 9.5% high in April to 2.4%, according to RealClearPolitics.