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Former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is taking a step back from actively participating in politics to instead teach politics at Texas State University in San Marcos.


The University Star, the school's independent newspaper, reports the former U.S. Senate and presidential candidate is pending finalization to begin teaching a virtual Texas politics class in the spring of 2021. The political science department chair told the student paper that if the COVID-19 situation is favorable, they could possibly expect O'Rourke to teach in person.

More than a 100 Twitter users responded to The Star's tweet, sharing excitement about the announcement.

O'Rourke, 48, gained a platform, especially among younger people, when he challenged Republican incumbent Ted Cruz for U.S. Senate.

The Democrat is also, possibly, the first big name in recent history to become a professor at the university.

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