Earlier Monday, we posted about the release of President Donald Trump’s first 2020 campaign ad. Apparently, Democrats from across the country agree with Trump that the race is already on, and dozens of them are reportedly angling to get involved.
The New York Times reports that as many as one-fourth of the 48 democrats in the Senate are considering a 2020 run. Among them are younger up-and-comers, such as Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as older, more established figures including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
That’s just the beginning. Countless others are apparently looking to get involved from various city and state governments throughout the country. Governors Andrew Cuomo (NY) and Terry McAuliffe (VA) are reported to be “actively laying the groundwork” for potential runs. As are Mayors Eric Garcetti (Los Angeles) 46, and mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans).
And then there is former Vice President Joe Biden. Biden — who has run for President twice before in 1988 and 2008 — spoke before a crowd of local democrats in the all-important primary state of New Hampshire on Sunday.
“Guys, I’m not running,” Biden said in the speech. But the very fact that he appeared in New Hampshire at all will only stoke speculation.
The Times report moved Shane Goldmacher, Politico‘s chief White House correspondent, to offer this snarky observation about the potentially jammed 2020 field.
Every Democrat for President 2020 https://t.co/R0riiHQvfr
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) May 1, 2017
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