Expect January to be awash in Democratic candidates making 2020 presidential bids.
Since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives they have been incensed to see Trump removed. While there are still those who are calling for impeachment, it is expected that far more are preparing to try and take him on in the next election.
As many as 10 candidates are expected launch exploratory or formal White House bids according to party insiders.
These announcements would comparatively come a full year earlier than when candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders made bids in 2015 for the 2016 election. Many lesser known candidates are hoping this will give them time to gain some attention.
“Primary voters, especially in a campaign where the stakes are as high as this one, are going to be incredibly attentive and discerning,” said Democratic strategist Jesse Ferguson, a spokesman for Clinton’s 2016 campaign. “They’re going to need time to do more than just kick the tires. They’re going to want a full-fledged road test before backing a nominee.”
Current politicians that may be considering a 2020 campaign include former Vice President Joe Biden; U.S. Senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and Cory Booker; as well as current and former mayors like Eric Garcetti in Los Angeles and Michael Bloomberg in New York.