Democrats running for president: everyone else declares intention
Democrats running for president: Yesterday Tim Ryan became the 16th Democrat to announce his candidacy for becoming the 2020 president.
Today, a joint news conference was held by the remaining 30 democratic senators who had not yet expressed an interest in making a 2020 presidential run stating that they were all, individually, forming exploratory committees in contemplation of throwing their hats in the ring.
“With sixteen of our most influential members running around campaigning,” explained Virginia senator Mark Warner, “we’re not going to get anything we want passed anyway. Why should they have all the fun?”
These include senators Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, Sherrod Brown, and Bernie Sanders.
Booker, Warren, and Sanders are considered longshots, because both their first and last names are easy to pronounce.
Angus King, the Maine senator who is best known as the independent who is not Bernie Sanders, was absent from the presser, leading to wild speculation about his intentions.
Asked about the appropriateness of the Senate Minority Leader having to so frequently abandon his post to campaign, Senator Chuck Schumer shrugged his shoulders. “ Who’s left to lead?” he replied.