Quarter of Senate Dems Considering 2020 Presidential Runs

By Cameron Cawthorne

President Trump released his first reelection campaign ad on Monday to highlight what his administration has accomplished in its first 100 days, but he is not the only person looking ahead to 2020.

Up to a quarter of the Senate’s 48-member Democratic caucus are mulling 2020 presidential bids, along with several other prominent Democrats in various public office positions, the New York Times reported Sunday.

In a largely leaderless party, two distinct groups are emerging, defined mostly by age and national stature. On one side are three potential candidates approaching celebrity status who would all be over 70 years old on Election Day: [Former Vice President Joe] Biden, and Senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

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Competing against the Democrats’ senior cohort is a large and relatively shapeless set of younger candidates who span the ideological spectrum: governors, senators, mayors, wealthy executives, and even members of the House. They are animated by the president’s turbulent debut and the recent history, from Barack Obama’s victory in 2008 to Mr. Trump’s last year, of upstart candidates’ catching fire.

In the Senate alone, as much as a quarter of the Democrats’ 48-member caucus are thought to …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon