As expected, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee did announce his Democratic presidential bid on Friday, making him the twelfth official candidate with decisions pending from former Vice President Joe Biden, ex-Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, and several others.
Gov. Inslee is basing his long shot presidential campaign around the climate change issue. But, perhaps the bigger element coming from his event came when a reporter asked him if announcing for President meant that he is ruling out running for a third term as Governor. Mr. Inslee quickly replied, “no, no, no!”
Because the Washington candidate filing deadline is not until May of 2020, Mr. Inslee can stay in the race through the critical March 17th primary election day when 65% of the first ballot delegate votes will be committed. If not a factor headed toward the national convention at that time, he will easily have time to revert back into another race for Washington Governor.
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