CNN informs me there are “at least” 22 Democrats thinking of running for president in 2020. So who among them had the best 2017? Below is my list, in descending order, of the strongest members of the emerging 2020 Democratic field, along with some thoughts on their political fortunes. Spoiler alert: It’s not a pretty sight.
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez and deputy chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) are now calling for a change to their party’s superdelegate system.
Sen. Al Franken’s (D., Minn.) office said he will make an announcement on Thursday as he faces mounting calls to step down because of accusations of sexual harassment.
The Washington Post fact checker gave Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.) a “four Pinocchio” rating for falsely claiming on Twitter that the Republican tax bill would slash education and health benefits to give a tax break to private jet owners.
The Democratic National Committee is continuing to struggle to raise money, bringing in a meager $3.9 million in October.
In the wake of Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer’s ad campaign calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, which many grassroots Democrats support, top Democratic Party officials have distanced themselves from the idea.