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Democratic Nomination for 2020 - UPDATED to include those who have officially announced

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35 minutes ago, ctm said:

Beto lost.  He doesn't have a job.  Obama was a senator.  His best shot now is to try and pick a winner in 2020, endorse him/her and ride their coattails into a new administration.

I didn't realize this but Beto is a Congressman.  He can still make noise within the House.

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5 minutes ago, patsplat said:

I didn't realize this but Beto is a Congressman.  He can still make noise within the House.

He gave up his House seat to run for Senate.  He's unemployed as of January.

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8 minutes ago, Starkiller said:

Sexual assault? Please... it’s a ridiculous made up charge that you are going to see against any male Democrat contender. The right knows he is a huge threat which is how they created the whole thing. 

I said it was untrue. That doesn’t mean it won’t have an effect on his chances. 

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Just now, No1TitansFan said:

Obama has kept his really good vast online empire intact. It will be interesting to see whom he decides to throw it behind, if anyone, in a multi candidate race.

I assume he will largely stay out of the nomination process and jump in once the voters decide, same as 2016

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30 minutes ago, ctm said:

He gave up his House seat to run for Senate.  He's unemployed as of January.

I was right before I was wrong again, thanks for the correction

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I don't know if beto wants to run for president ever but if he does his time is now. 

 

The 15 to 20 heavyweights he would have to beat includes the likes of Warren Biden Hillary and some total had been and never were 

 

I'm not betting on him but I wouldn't bet against him. 

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1 hour ago, Legaltitan said:

I don't know if beto wants to run for president ever but if he does his time is now. 

 

The 15 to 20 heavyweights he would have to beat includes the likes of Warren Biden Hillary and some total had been and never were 

 

I'm not betting on him but I wouldn't bet against him. 

This.  If Beto caught fire early in the process as a uniquely inspirational, unencumbered "let's leave this mess and go forward" type of candidate that would be difficult to beat.  (I hope) America is tired of the bs, fighting divisiveness, but going back (Biden) might not be appealing either.  Also, basic truth has been battered so much recently that voters are weary, however, Beto's main quality might just be his sincerity.  As far as qualifications, we've experienced the least qualified prez in recent memory, so I don't think that will be considered a huge negative.

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1 hour ago, No1TitansFan said:

Obama has kept his really good vast online empire intact. It will be interesting to see whom he decides to throw it behind, if anyone, in a multi candidate race.

Obama's support is not something Dems want with the possible exception of minority candidates like Allred.  Obama practically destroyed the party. 

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For what it's worth, 538 has a list for us of potential candidates. He rates the likelihood they are running based on factors such as visiting early primary states, etc. Bernie has the highest score, which is no surprise. Biden, too. After that, one of the highest scores is Bullock, which is the Governor of Montana I've been trying to start a conversation about. The more I hear about him, the more I like him.

 

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/whos-behaving-like-a-2020-presidential-candidate/

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Eric Swalwell is running

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/11/08/eric-swalwell-president-2020-975846

 

 

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell plans to run for president in 2020, according to a person close to the California congressman who is familiar with his plans. 

 

“He’s definitely running,” the source said. 

 

This weekend, Swalwell will be the first potential presidential candidate to visit Iowa after the midterms with a trip to meet the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines and Iowa Democratic Party chairs in Dubuque. The travel to Iowa was first reported by NBC News and confirmed by POLITICO.

 

The 37-year-old Swalwell has been positioning himself for a run over the past year, with several trips to early primary voting states and endorsements of three young congressional candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire through his Future Forum PAC. He has also asked for lists of potential staffers for the early-state contests.

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