President Donald Trump may have received his first official Democratic challenger in the 2020 presidential election and you’re excused if you have to do a double take.
California Congressman Eric Swalwell is reportedly planning to make a run for the White House, according to Politico.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell plans to run for president in 2020, according to a person close to the California congressman who is familiar with his plans https://t.co/H0w7yb99So pic.twitter.com/U0emUURSO7
— POLITICO (@politico) November 8, 2018
“He’s definitely running,” a source close to the three-term lawmaker said.
With the midterms behind us, the 37-year-old Democrat will be the first potential presidential candidate to visit Iowa this weekend, meeting with the Asian & Latino Coalition in Des Moines and Iowa Democratic Party chairs in Dubuque, the online news source reported.
Swalwell continues to be coy about running.
“I’ve asked my mom to stop talking to Politico. Just kidding. No news to report. Yet,” Swalwell told The Hill.
He inched closer to acknowledging a run in a later interview with Fox News.
“Absolutely I’m looking at it, and I’m going to talk with my family over the holiday,” he said.
Other Democrats posturing for a possible run include Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Cory Booker, D- N.J., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and don’t forget about former Vice President Joe Biden.
A recent poll yielded the embarrassing results that ‘none of the above’ was preferred among Dems and Independents rather than the five potential contenders mentioned above.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 8, 2018
Perhaps, if Swalwell’s name were added he could have topped the list? Not likely if reaction on Twitter is any indication:
It’s never a good sign for a Presidential hopeful, when a whole of initial responses are “Who??” pic.twitter.com/82G5RfxUZA
— Amar Kelkar MD (@amarkelkar) November 8, 2018
President of what? https://t.co/IgMZRkx8Mw
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) November 8, 2018
Bwah Ha Ha Ha!
Of course he is
The more clowns in the car
The better https://t.co/AiKqRVXNoh
— Jim Hanson 🇺🇸 (@JimHansonDC) November 8, 2018
— Tim Babbini (@tntbabs) November 8, 2018
— Benny Marquez (@bmarquez0911) November 8, 2018
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