Sen. Cory Booker: Early news stories are reporting that New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is informing colleagues that he will formally announce his presidential campaign.
Jill Stein: Green Party 2016 and ’12 presidential nominee Jill Stein, who successfully requested post-election recounts of the close Great Lakes States until it became obvious that no major counting errors were present in the last election, announced that she will not become a candidate in 2020. She received just 1.1% of the national vote in 2016, and 0.4% in 2012.
Rep. Eric Swalwell: California Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) continues to say he is considering entering the presidential contest. Though a minor candidate who would not be a serious threat to win the Democratic nomination, Mr. Swalwell did offer a newsworthy comment. While he could run both for President and his House seat should his national nomination quest be unsuccessful, the Congressman said he would not seek re-election to the House if he ultimately becomes a presidential candidate.
Since it is unlikely he would risk a safe House seat for a very long shot presidential run, the odds now favor him bypassing the national campaign.
William Weld: Former Massachusetts Governor and Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee Bill Weld indicated that he is planning a Republican nomination campaign announcement on February 15th but refuses to answer any questions about the event to avoid “spoiling” his address.
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