As has been expected for some time, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) officially announced his presidential effort yesterday, becoming the 23rd Democratic candidate. Mr. Bullock made the argument that he will be an effective national candidate because he’s won two elections in a conservative state and has been able to earn legislative achievements, like Medicaid expansion, through negotiating with Republican leaders.
Gov. Bullock’s prospect of moving into the top tier are questionable, however. Even Montana Sen. Jon Tester (D) refused to endorse him, saying in a tweet, “I’ve got Bennet, who’s a dear friend. Booker’s a dear friend. Joe Biden’s a great guy. I told him (Bullock), no matter how much I love him, those people are good people, too.”
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