Beto O'Rourke ate 'dirt said to have regenerative powers' after losing Senate race to Ted Cruz

Beto O'Rourke, who failed to dethrone Ted Cruz in the 2018 Senate race despite raising $80 million, is already rolling in campaign cash after announcing entry into the 2020 race


                            Beto O'Rourke ate 'dirt said to have regenerative powers' after losing Senate race to Ted Cruz
Beto O'Rourke (Source : Getty Images)

After an embarrassing loss to Ted Cruz in the Senate race in November, 2018, Beto O'Rourke did not eat crow or a humble pie. Instead, he chose to eat dirt.

Beto told the story of his earthy snack to The Washington Post in an extensive 3,000-word profile published Tuesday while speaking about his failed bid to dethrone Sen. Cruz, R-Texas despite raising a staggering $80 million, Fox News reports.

“In January, Beto hit the road, much as his father had done before him, and drew energy from the people he met, and — on one stop in New Mexico he didn’t write about in his blog — by eating New Mexican dirt said to have regenerative powers,” the profile reads. “He brought some home for the family to eat, too.”

Beto O'Rourke attends the 'Running with Beto' Premiere 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 09, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Getty)
Beto O'Rourke attends the 'Running with Beto' Premiere 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 09, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Getty)