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Not a Typo: The Hill Reports on 43(!) Democrats Who May Run in 2020

The Hill put a number on the Democrats’ current disarray: as many as 43 may line up for a challenge to President Trump in the 2020 presidential race.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren

Political observers and voters alike thought the 17 Republican candidates for president in 2016 were too many. A new Hill article suggests the country may be in for as many as 43 Democratic candidates in 2020.

That’s not a typo.

On Monday morning, The Hill broke down the “43 people who might run against Trump in 2020.”

The list includes:

  • 14 U.S. senators (more than one-quarter of the Senate’s 48 Senate Democrats)
  • 6 businessmen and women (Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Cuban, Tom Steyer, Sheryl Sandberg, Howard Schultz, and Oprah Winfrey)
  • 5 U.S. governors (more than one-quarter of the nation’s 16 Democratic governors)
  • 4 Obama administration figures (ex-VP Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, ex-Labor Sec. Tom Perez, and ex-HUD Sec. Julián Castro)
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (really)

The Hill‘s list covers almost every Democrat who could conceivably run in 2020. What The Hill‘s article doesn’t answer is how the Democrats sort out a party that is currently without a leader or a clear direction for the Donald Trump era.

Can the party whittle 43 candidates down to one? They have about three years to do it.