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22 months from the next Presidential election, the field gets more crowded.

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Why So Early?

The earlier you announce you can:

  • Do Media (Name Recognition)
  • Raise Money
  • Travel To Key States

Just *saying* you’re running gets you started, but you still have to register (it’s one form!) & get your name on state ballots (differs state-by-state).

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“There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace.”

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) says she will officially announce her candidacy this coming week. Gabbard served in the Army National Guard and deployed twice to Iraq. She's 37 years-old and currently serving her fourth term in congress.
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“…I’m under no illusion that accomplishing something like Medicare-for-all would be easy. But I do believe that in this nation, in the richest nation on Earth, that not a single person should be without health care when they need it.”

Julián Castro, who served as Housing and Urban Development Secretary in the Obama Administration announced his intention to run for President this weekend in his hometown of San Antonio, where he served as mayor.
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“What the American people are really looking for is a leader to try to bring us together, not actually talk like half the country’s entirely wrong about everything they believe.”

John Delaney, formerly a Maryland congressman, was the first Democrat to announce his candidacy in 2017. This weekend, he announced he'd only work on bipartisan proposals for his first 100 days in office. He's visited Iowa & New Hampshire, 21 & 12 times respectively, two important early states in presidential elections.
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Something To Consider:

“If past presidential campaigns are prelude to the present, there’s every reason to believe an unknown will emerge and win the Democratic presidential nod. Barack Obama did it in 2008. Bill Clinton in 1992 and Jimmy Carter in 1976…”

Brad Bannon, Democratic Pollster, Bannon Communications Research
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30+ candidates may seek the Democrat Party's nomination for President. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced in Dec. she has an exploratory committee - a team recognized by the Federal Elections Committee - that's a sign of "seriousness" of intent.

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