Welcome to the 2020 race, Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana: — Steve Bullock @GovernorBullock: “To give everyone a fair shot, we must do more than defeat Donald Trump. We have to defeat the corrupt system that keeps people like him in power, and we need a fighter who’s done it before. That’s why I’m running for President. Join our team: stevebullock·com” — This makes 22 candidates running for the Dem nomination: — The New York Times @nytimes: “The number of Democrat presidential candidates hit 22: Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana joined the race, vowing to regulate big money in politics.” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/us… — Or maybe it’s 23? It’s hard to keep track: — CBS This Morning @CBSThisMorning: “Montana Gov. Steve Bullock just became the 23rd Democrat candidate to enter the presidential race.” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/steve-bu… Anyway, Bullock’s late entry means he likely won’t qualify for the first debate: — Edward-Isaac Dovere @IsaacDovere: “Went to Montana over the weekend and saw this bear – but also talked with Steve Bullock about why he thinks it’s not too late to get into the 2020 race, including how he plans to counterprogram a debate stage he’s unlikely to qualify for.” https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D6dT4r5W0… – https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/… — Dem activists will be angry that Bullock isn’t trying for a Senate run: — Brian Tyler Cohen @briantylercohen: “Beto is polling at 2%. He could beat Cornyn in TX. Hickenlooper is polling at 1%. He could beat Gardner in CO. Bullock is polling at 0%. He could beat Daines in MT. Stacey Abrams isn’t even running. She could beat Perdue in GA. We *need* the Senate in 2020.”
To give everyone a fair shot, we must do more than defeat Donald Trump. We have to defeat the corrupt system that keeps people like him in power, and we need a fighter who's done it before.