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Booker, Klobuchar, and Brown Are the Latest Dems to Flirt With 2020 Run

Each candidate has publicly stated that he or she is mulling a White House run in 2020.

By NTK Staff | 11.26.2018 @11:00am
Booker, Klobuchar, and Brown Are the Latest Dems to Flirt With 2020 Run

As Democrats gear up for what could be one of the most crowded presidential fields in their party’s history, three more would-be candidates threw their names into the proverbial hat as potential candidates.

The first is Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), who spoke to NJ Advance Media over the weekend. After visiting 24 states during the 2018 midterms on behalf of Democrat candidates and donating $686,000 to their campaigns, Booker is ready to admit what most had come to suspect.

“I will consider running for president,” Booker told NJ Advance Media.

“That’s something that I will do. There’s people in New Jersey who are talking to me about it, across the country that are talking to me about it, so I will consider that.”

Booker spent much of the Supreme Court confirmation hearings in September auditioning to national audiences. He did so, it turns out, alongside another potential 2020 Democrat, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

On ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” the Minnesota Democrat said she wasn’t yet ready to make an announcement, but that she was “still thinking” about a presidential run next year.

“Right now I am just still thinking about this, talking to people. I’m sorry to say I have no announcement for you on your show, and I actually learned this from my Senate race. Once, when I first was considering running for the Senate, [I] told someone that on the radio — and that was how my husband found out about it, and since he is watching today I’m not going to repeat that again.”

And on that same program, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) told Stephanopoulos that he is “seriously thinking” about running for president.

Unlike Booker, who has been widely seen as a potential 2020 candidate for months, Klobuchar and Brown are slightly less conventional picks. If they decide to run, they will join what is expected to be a fairly massive field of Democrats vying to take on President Donald Trump in 2020.

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