UPDATED: April 22, 2019

 

Even before former Vice President Joe Biden enters the race (expected on Wednesday), the Democratic POTUS primary field has hit the “two full debate stages” point with the entrance of Massachusetts Democrat Seth Moulton.

Moulton reportedly plans to run in the “foreign policy/national security” lane which, apparently, he will have to himself. Moulton is best known for promoting an effort to keep Pelosi from being Speaker of the House out of fear she was too far Left to be the face of the party. (Seems a quaint notion in the era of AOC, doesn’t it?) Here’s what the Washington Post had to say about Moulton last November:

“Inside the House, Moulton’s ambition and sharp elbows have long been a subject of his colleagues’ grumbling, and his latest fusillade at Pelosi — this time, after a sweeping electoral win — has angered even some of his admirers.”

Moulton’s candidacy also means another Democratic moderate, along with Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, will be waiting to challenge Biden for the more centrist Democratic primary voters.

An updated list of the declared/potential 2020 candidates is below:

 

 

POTENTIAL DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES:

Senator Michael Bennet (CO)

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg (NYC)

Senator Cory Booker (NJ)*

Gov. Steve Bullock (MT)

Mayor Pete Buttigieg (South Bend, IN)*

Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro*

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (??)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (NY)

Mayor Bill de Blasio (NYC)

Rep. John Delaney (MD)*

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI)*

Senator Kristen Gillibrand (NY)*

Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel*

Senator Kamala Harris (CA)*

Gov. John Hickenlooper (CO)*

Gov. Jay Inslee (WA)*

Former Secretary of State John Kerry

Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN)*

Mayor Wayne Messam (Miramar, FL)*

Rep. Seth Moulton (MA)*

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX)*

Rep. Tim Ryan (OH)*

Senator Bernie Sanders (VT)*

Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA)*

Billionaire Tom Steyer

Author Marianne Williamson*

Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA)*

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang*

*indicates a candidate who has formally declared his/her candidacy or created an exploratory committee.

 

POSSIBLY RUNNING, BUT NOT AS A DEMOCRAT:

Entrepreneur Mark Cuban

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

 

NOT RUNNING:

Attorney Michael Avenatti

Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg (NYC)

Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)

Senator Bob Casey (PA)

Mayor Eric Garcetti (Los Angeles)

Former Attorney General Eric Holder

Former Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans)

Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (VA)

Senator Jeff Merkley (OR)

Senator Chris Murphy (CT)

State Senator Richard Ojeda (WV)

Former Gov. Martin O’Malley (MD)

Former Gov. Deval Patrick (MA)

Billionaire Tom Steyer

 

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