2020 Preview: Could One of These Wild Cards Jumble the Field?

More Democrats have announced bids for president in 2020, with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii joining the fray. In the first three parts of our 2020 preview series, we looked at the front runners, middle-tier, and bottom-of-the-barrel candidates. Today we’re looking at the outsiders and wild cards who could shake everything up if they decide to run. Tom Steyer — the billionaire hedge fund manager who has spent millions of his own dollars funding Democrat candidates and running ads urging the impeachment of President Trump — would have

2020 Preview: Will One of These Long Shots Emerge as a Contender?

It’s 2019, and the new Congress has been sworn in, with Nancy Pelosi reclaiming the speakership after eight years in the minority. The 2020 Democratic presidential primaries are underway in earnest, as the first big name — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren — has formed an exploratory committee (and did a hilariously fake Instagram live video). In the first two parts of our 2020 preview series, we looked at the front runners and the middle tier. Now we’re looking at the bottom tier: those candidates who are big enough names to warrant attention, but face the most uphill climb of all. Terry McAuliffe The former governor

2020 Preview: Could One of These Democrat Underdogs Pull an Upset?

Last week, we began our preview of the 2020 presidential primaries by looking at the front runners for the Democratic nomination. In this next part of our series, we’re looking at the middle tier of candidates who are reaching more than 1 percent in early polls. These are the candidates who would have a decent shot at the nomination but will need to separate themselves from the pack to compete with the big names like Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris. Michael Bloomberg One of the top ten wealthiest people in the world with a

2020 Preview: Who Are the Favorites to Take on Trump?

The 2020 Democrat presidential primaries are taking shape as the first real round of polls comes out. In five national polls released since the midterm elections on November 6th, former Vice President Joe Biden is the clear front runner, leading in four polls and trailing Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by just two points in the fifth. Most of the other candidates are polling in the single digits. The first poll taken in Iowa, the state where the first vote will be held in February 2020, was also just released, and it showed Biden holding a clear lead there as well. So who are

The 2020 Presidential Race Starts Now

With the 2018 midterm elections one month behind us, the 2020 presidential race is all but officially underway. Republicans fielded 17 major candidates in the 2016 election, the most in recent memory, but the Democrats may blow that number out of the water, with up to 30 major candidates who may jump in. Democrats have been in a state of fury and panic ever since election day 2016, and their furor has intensified under the Trump presidency. They are energized, and after re-taking the House, it’s no wonder there are dozens of Democrats itching to take on President Trump in

PredictIt Plays of the Week: Cruz 2020 and the Alabama Senate Race

It’s been a couple weeks since I last wrote a PredictIt column, but I assure you I haven’t gone anywhere. If you’re wondering about my last LOCK, check out my column from two weeks ago: the Kelly/Priebus contract still has not been adjudicated by PredictIt, and the contract is still open for trading. I stand by my prediction that PredictIt will rule in favor of the Kelly contract holders, although it remains to be seen when exactly that will happen. This week I have two new LOCKS for you. LOCK: Ted Cruz Won’t Run for President in 2020 Market: Will Ted

WATCH: Trump Campaign Releases New Ad Attacking Politicians, Media

The Trump campaign signaled its intention to fight back against the President’s detractors on Sunday with the release of a new commercial which will run nationally on both cable news and online. While the ad touts some of the President’s early successes, including the creation of one million new jobs and the lowest unemployment level since 2001, it also hits back at Trump’s “enemies,” including career politicians and the mainstream media: Democrats: obstructing. The media: attacking our president. Career politicians: standing in the way of success. But President Trump’s plan is working. One million jobs created: more Americans working than

Guess Which Big-Name Democrat Is Planning a Run in 2020?

The Democrats think they are ready for 2020. They say they are new (!), improved (!), and ready to rumble! And their new, fresh candidate is… Joe Biden? From The New York Times: Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is planning to create a political action committee, the most concrete sign yet that he intends to remain active in the Democratic Party and is considering a presidential bid in 2020. The “American Possibilities” PAC, which Mr. Biden intends to unveil on Thursday, will offer the former vice president a platform he can use to nurture relationships with donors, travel on behalf

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